About Us

A Gap Year can mean different things to different people. Maybe you’re just starting or beginning your university education. Perhaps you sit behind a desk dreaming of something more. I’ve been there. I understand that urge to escape. That feeling deep down that says to you there is more to life. You see perfect sunsets, beautiful beaches, extreme sports and exotic animals in the media everyday. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see and do that too?

I, like you, needed to escape. I booked my Round the World flight and jetted off to do things I had dreamed of and a lot of things I never even knew existed. Before I went I created Gap Year Escape back in 2009 to chronicle my journey. This site started off as the miscellaneous ramblings of a solo backpacker and has since grown into one of the largest Gap Year blogs on the web. It’s read in 138 countries and draws on the experience of veteran travellers across the globe. This site is featured on Lonely Planet, STA Travel buzz and various other leading travel websites and blogs.

Accolades

HostelBookers Travel Blogger Awards 2012 – Community Spirit Award Nominee

25 Most Inspiring Travel Bloggers In 2010

The Best of 2010: 100 Inspired Travel Blogs

36 of the best travel blogs to follow and the benefits

Interviews

BBC.com – Forms of identification: Amar Hussain

Backpacks and Bunkbeds – A Travel Blogger Interview with Amar

Atlas Sliced – Two Online Entrepreneurs Share Their Advice For Becoming Semi-Retired

Travel Pod – Travel Blog Sites: The Web’s Best

Gecko’s Adventures – Interview with Amar from Gap Year Escape

Go See Write – Lucky 13 Questions

My Destination – Big Blogger Interview

Pommie Travels – Travel Bloggers That Rock

Don’t Ever Look Back – RTW Soon Interview

Travel With A Mate – Global Nomad Interview

A Dangerous Business – Thursday Traveler

No Place To Be – Meet a Random Traveller

The Bubble Buster Project – Challenge

Career Break Secrets – Who’s Out There Now

Startup Freedom Interview

Low Cost Holidays – Blogger Of The Week

Features & Mentions

Brave New Traveler – Best Of The Week

Johnny Jet – Website Of The Week

Aston University – Aston’s Entrepreneurial Graduates

The Working Traveller – Travel Tuesday

Adventurous Kate – Best Of The Week