Amar Hussain

Senior Content Contributor

Published Articles: 215

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

Golde Gate Bridge Sunset

The 15 Best Cheap Hotels in San Francisco, California [2021]

San Francisco is one of the most vibrant cities in America, with millions of travelers visiting to experience its iconic landmarks and eclectic attractions every year. Offering a diverse culture, great food, awesome shopping districts, an unusual climate, and fantastic… read more

Best Water Shoes

The 22 Best Water Shoes for Women and Men [2021]

If you wear running shoes for running, tennis shoes on the court, and hiking boots in the backcountry, it makes sense that you should water shoes when you are likely to be in or around water, right? As a lightweight,… read more

Victorinox Luggage

The 16 Best Victorinox Luggage for Travelers in 2021

It’s not just knives and gadgets that the Swiss brand makes exceptionally well — Victorinox also produces superior luggage collections that combine designer good looks with impressive functionality. Despite the slightly higher price tag than some of its contemporaries, it… read more

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