Amar Hussain

Senior Content Contributor

Published Articles: 278

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

Travelpro Maxlite 5

The 10 Best Underseat Luggage for Travelers [2021]

Lightweight, compact, and easy to carry, these little carry-on cases have been designed to fit neatly under the seat in front of you during your flight. Offering easy access to your belongings, these are an excellent alternative to traditional carry-on… read more

Best Camping Beds and Cots

The 10 Best Camping Beds and Cots for Travel [2021]

A camping bed will give you a great night’s sleep, even if you’re sleeping in the great outdoors. Lightweight, portable, and easy to set up, these camping beds offer an increased level of support and comfort for campers and outdoor… read more

Best Rashguards

The 20 Best Rash Guards for Men, Women & Kids [2021]

These lightweight and breathable swim shirts are designed to be worn both in and out of the water to protect your skin from salt, chlorine, sand, and other irritants. Not only do these close-fitting, fast-drying swim shirts prevent rashes from… read more

Best SUP

The 10 Best Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboards [2021]

These inflatable boards have transformed the world of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) with their affordable price tags and portable designs. Made from tough and durable materials, these boards offer incredible stability on the water, and with the ability to pack them… read more

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The 10 Best RV Leveling Blocks [2021]

Keep your trailer, RV, camper, or other oversized vehicle level at all times with a set of specially-made leveling blocks. A modern take on the old-fashioned practice of supporting your vehicle using rocks and stones, these blocks are easy to… read more

Helio Pressure Shower at beach

The 10 Best Portable Camping Showers for Travel in 2021

A portable shower can completely transform your camping experience. Keep yourselves, your pets, and even your camping gear clean with a portable shower that is easy to use and compact enough to carry with you on your next outdoor adventure…. read more

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