Kitten Backpackers Guide to top 5 essential items for festivals & gap years

Having backpacked around Europe & Asia and dealt with the trials and tribulations of what works, what doesn't and what is essential- here is our take at Kitten;

* Silk Beach sarong- (double up as beach towel & cover up after showering or swimming) dries easily. light and rolls up small- easy to carry

* Mosquito coils- not always available to buy but worth their weight in gold

*Pashmina- used for a scarf, wrap, hat or just to add a bit of colour to an outfit

* Candle- (scented freshen up a room)  provide a light when in areas of frequent power failure and the walk of terror to the bathroom

* A great book- for endless rail & bus journeys


Have a great summer all!