Travel Agenda

From camping and caravanning to Game of Thrones walking tours

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Hull of Kintyre

Today the MV Isle of Arran makes her maiden voyage on a new thrice-weekly ferry link between Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula, Brodick on the isle of Arran and Ardrossan in Ayrshire – with rail connections to and from Glasgow. The Arran call is on Saturdays only; on Fridays and Sundays the Caledonian MacBrayne service sails direct between Campbeltown and Ardrossan (

Take the throne

Follow in the footsteps of Ned Stark, Tyrion, Joffrey and co with Viator's new Game of Thrones walking tour in Dubrovnik; £47 (

Water aid

Water-to-Go is a purification bottle which travellers can use to turn tap, river or rainwater into drinking water. It costs £24.95, with filter packs of two priced at £14.95 (

Step into the ring

The Boxer has opened its doors in downtown Boston. Housed in the turn-of-the-century Flatiron Building, and formerly the Bulfinch Hotel, it now sports a sleek slate-hued palette and classic American restaurant (


The number of artists in Cornwall who will open their studios to tourists and locals from today until 2 June, with the chance to look around workshops and buy art direct (

Happy campers

National Camping & Caravanning Week gets under way on Monday. Even if the weather continues on its unpredictable course, there will be events to entice campers at the club's sites around the country: a bake-off in Weston-Super-Mare, a wildlife walk in Dunbar and more (

Designs for life

HTC phones and Wallpaper* have created a new Global Design Tours app, with tips on design hot spots in NYC. Free (

Summer sessions

Plan ahead to be at Amsterdam's PITCH Festival from 5-6 July. Headline acts set to perform at the Westergasfabriek Culture Park include James Blake, Dizzee Rascal, Django Django and Azealia Banks, pictured. Day tickets €45; weekend €80 (