Amar Hussain

Senior Content Contributor

Published Articles: 148

Amar was born and raised in England, UK, and sadly didn’t catch his bout of wanderlust until his early twenties.

Playing catch up, Amar embarked on an 11 country round the world gap year after graduation and then became well and truly hooked. The first gap year inspired a second which ended up being a 23 country down-the-world trip from Canada to Antarctica.

Since then Amar has endeavored to turn his gap year into a ‘gap life’ and has spent the last 10 years traveling the 7 continents. He has also lived in places such as Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Amar’s travel experiences started off in the humble roots of budget and backpacker travel but as he’s matured so have his tastes (whilst still looking for a deal!). Now he wants the finer things in travel such as a bed or cabin on his flights; and that’s where his passion for points developed.

Amar holds a BS in Management & Strategy from Aston University, still runs the travel website GapYearEscape.com and has contributed to publications such as ForbesEntrepreneurHuffington PostElite Daily and Business 2 Community and you can follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Countries Visited: 60
U.S. States Visited: 9
Favorite First Class:
Singapore Airlines (A380)
Favorite Business Class: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class (787)
Favorite Airline Alliance: Oneworld
Best Redemption Value: BA Travel Together Ticket (First Class)
Favorite Type of Points: American Express Membership Rewards
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ CardChase Freedom Unlimited® Card & The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

Amar's Latest Posts

Cheap Hotels in Boston

The 15 Best Cheap Hotels in Boston, Massachusetts [2020]

Boston is one of the most historic cities in all of America and is the birthplace of the American Revolution. History aside, there are also lots of awesome bars, restaurants, shopping districts, theaters, and attractions for visitors to enjoy, even… read more

Dallas Love Field Airport

Dallas Love Field Airport [DAL] – Ultimate Terminal Guide

Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) is one of the fastest-growing U.S. airports, having experienced a 90% increase in passenger numbers over the last decade. DAL operates flights to domestic destinations only, and in 2019, it served 16.7 million passengers. Alaska… read more

Cheap Hotels in Denver

The 15 Best Cheap Hotels in Denver, Colorado [2020]

Set in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is an outdoorsy city that is compact enough to make for car-free exploring, while still being big enough to offer a wide array of attractions, historical landmarks, and a lively music… read more

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