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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....

Sabbatical Guides

Sabbatical 101

This is the place to get all your sabbatical questions answered: what, why, how?


Learn how to build a sabbatical into your career and how to approach your boss.


Sabbatical ideas from 1 month to 1 year & inspiring stories from sabbatical veterans.


The countdown to a sabbatical can get pretty hectic! Here are some tools to help.


Learn how much a sabbatical costs and practical tips on how to afford time away.

Coming Home

After the adventure of a lifetime coming home is tough - here are some tips to help.

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.

Have more questions? Get in touch and I'll do my best to help.

What Others Say

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"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."

Ben Zabulis

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"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."

Joanna Verey

Latest Posts

Praslin Museum - Entrance Sign

Praslin Museum

By Ben Reeve

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Voortrekker Monument

The Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

By Ben Reeve

Why Visit? Discover the intriguing story of the Voortrekkers Have a bite to eat at Avokado Deli Marvel at the cleverly designed dome which lets …

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The Union Buildings, Pretoria

By Ben Reeve

The Union Buildings are perched atop Meintjieskop looking down over the city of Pretoria and were my first stop off on a sunny and dry …

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The Blue Crane Restaurant & Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

By Ben Reeve

It’s not every day you find yourself searching ‘wheelchair friendly places in Pretoria’. But if you do you may well find yourself at the Blue …

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Take Better iPhone Photos: 5 Tips to Become an Insta-Legend!

By Ben Reeve

I’ve photographed more than a decade using a DSLR. I documented concerts and events here in Vienna before I turned to travel photography. During trips …

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Hamerton Zoo Park

By Ben Reeve

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with zoos. I love seeing the animals but hate the cages. I love the work they do for conservation but …

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Biggleswade To Paris – 240 Miles Non Stop!

By Ben Reeve

“Nothing in this world that’s worth having comes easy” Now that’s a quote worthy of starting an article. It came from a rousing speech from a …

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Renaissance in Rutland

By Ben Reeve

Renaissance In Rutland Cycling is all about preparation. Put in the hard miles, eat well, sleep lots, reap the benefits. So here I am at …

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