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.


Editorial Team

Amar Hussain


Amar is a veteran 7 continent world traveller, published travel writer, author and entrepreneur. He has been seen in the likes of TIME, BBC, Entrepreneur, Lonely Planet and is a contributor to the Huffington Post. Amar has a keen interest in photography, history, writing, philanthropy and most importantly, travel. He wonders how you can know your place in the world if you’ve not seen it?


Favourite places Amar has lived in are London, Sydney, Medellin and Buenos Aires but generally just enjoys a roof anywhere in the world. Sometimes even the stars will do. Amar wishes that everyone, in some time in their life, would do a Gap Year. As a side hobby, Amar also runs the website Nerd Bear.
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Catherine Luther


Catherine is an experienced travel marketing expert having had a successful career working for various major travel companies such as Kuoni, Flight Centre and Radisson Blu. She will look for any opportunity to get away. Her favourite destinations include South Africa, Vietnam and Japan. Catherine’s hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking, tennis and generally being active and will try any adventure sport once. See her portfolio on Catherine Luther Weddings.