Amar Hussain

Senior Content Contributor

Published Articles: 261

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 Instagram, 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℠ Card, Chase Freedom Unlimited® Card & The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

Amar's Latest Posts

Tactical Backpacks

The 15 Best Tactical Backpacks and Slings for Travel in 2021

Tactical backpacks can be stuffed to the almost bursting point without breaking and offer a practical and durable alternative to regular carry bags. Made from strong and durable material and featuring camouflage designs, external webbing, and oodles of extra pockets… read more

Chicago Skyline

The 13 Best Cheap Hotels in Chicago, Illinois [2021]

Sprawled along Lake Michigan’s shore, Chicago is famous for its vibrant arts scene, multiple cultural attractions, interesting architecture, excellent shopping, and lively nightlife scene. From the wide-open spaces of Millennium Park to the amazing views from Skydeck Chicago at Willis… read more

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