This Blogger Visited All 7 Continents in 7 Years—Here's How You Can Too

Many of us dream of dropping everything and escaping from our quotidian lives in pursuit of far-off adventures, wherever the world calls us. British business school alumnus Amar Hussein did exactly that. When he graduated into a recession at 22 years old, he took an unconventional route and made traveling his full-time occupation. Seven years later, he's visited all seven continents and is the founder and editor-in-chief of Gap Year Escape, a travel blog read in 138 countries.

During his many travels, Hussein has learned a thing or two about optimizing your trip. Hoping to inspire adventure seekers to take some time off to give into their wanderlust, he shared his top travel tips with Business Insider. Here are our top picks from his list, plus the items that can help make them happen.