Hi, I'm Ben
I lost my 20s to all work and no play, but something had to give. I've made some big changes and in the last 5 years I've taken 3 sabbaticals and moved to a new country.
I'm not part of the 'I quit my job to travel the world' brigade, far from it. I love having the security of a career, but I also love to travel and spend more time with my family.
If I'm brave enough to take a sabbatical, you are too....
Stop Day Dreaming, Start Planning
Make your sabbatical happen, step-by-step
Here at The Sabbatical Guide, my goal is to provide you with all the practical information and inspiration you need to make your dream sabbatical a reality.
With over 100,000 readers a year and growing, what started out as a small sabbatical blog has rapidly grown to become the biggest resource on the internet for those taking sabbatical leave or a career break.
If you're career-minded but also want to make time for other life-changing experiences such as long-term travel or spending quality time with your family then read on to find all the resources, tips and advice you need to bring your plans to life.
What Others Say
"I can think of no better website to inspire planning or equip you with the requisite information to set you on your way, than The Sabbatical Guide.
I particularly like the way in which Ben Reeve will painstakingly walk you through the nitty-gritty of what's required, everything from destination ideas to basic budgeting and, I dare say, who pays the window cleaner whilst you're away !
So, it's a must: sit back, digest and enjoy The Sabbatical Guide- I do."
"The Sabbatical Guide walks you through every step of planning and executing your sabbatical. From truly inspirational ideas of what to do and where to go, to budgeting your trip and even how to combat the 'coming home' part.
Ben's sabbatical blog posts have inspired me, as I know they will anyone who reads them."
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