Amar Hussain

Senior Content Contributor

Published Articles: 238

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

Best Waterproof Pants

The 16 Best Waterproof Pants for Men & Women [2021]

When vacation travel takes you hunting, fishing, biking, camping, or hiking, waterproof pants will not only protect your legs from wet weather and the occasional gamble through streams and standing water, but they also help to keep your legs scratch-free… read more

Best Messenger Bags

The 16 Best Messenger Bags for Men & Women [2021]

Messenger bags offer a comfortable and convenient way to carry laptops, folders, work files, and so much more. With the ability to sling the bag across your body, they are able to evenly distribute the weight of your belongings, and… read more

Best Walking Shoes For Travel

The 16 Best Walking Shoes for Men & Women in 2021

Who hasn’t had tired, aching feet after a long day of sightseeing while on vacation? No matter where your wanderlust takes you — from the cobblestone alleys of Venice to the famous paths of Central Park — a good pair… read more

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