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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?

Work

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

Inspiration

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

Planning

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

Finances

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

Grow Ghana Digital Sabbatical Africa

6 Week+ Sabbatical in Ghana: Empower Young Talent in Digital Skills

By Ben Reeve

In my latest link up with international organisations that offer sabbatical programs, I pick up with Benjamin and Gifty from Grow Ghana. Grow Ghana offer …

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Sydney Harbour Bridge from Barangaroo Reserve

Gold Coast to Sydney Road Trip: 8 Day Itinerary

By Ben Reeve

In this post, you will find the details of our fantastic road trip from Gold Coast to Sydney. Whilst we are coast-lovers, we also wanted …

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Sabbatical Stories #6 - Darja from Deegees Travel

Sabbatical Stories #6 | An Interview with Darja

By Ben Reeve

In the sixth of my sabbatical interviews I pick up with Darja from DeeGees Travel. Born in Latvia, she had travelled alot in Europe but …

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Favourites

By Ben Reeve

This page links to some of my favourite things, whether they be places, gear or books. GearMy favourite gear that I have personally tried and …

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Travel Tips, Stories & Guides

By Ben Reeve

On this page you will find links through to all of my travel content – from tips and planning guides through to destinations and country …

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Taking a sabbatical and returning to the same job or role

8 Examples of People Who Took a Sabbatical & Returned to Their Job

By Ben Reeve

Taking a sabbatical can be scary… …and probably the most scary part is the fear that your job might not be there where you come …

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14 Beautiful Road Photos from Around the World

By Ben Reeve

The Road Photo. A concept I was introduced to by my cousin, Katie. On long trips through Africa as teenagers, she would regularly make us …

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Things to do before Travelling Abroad

35 Things To Do Before Travelling Abroad Long-Term [Checklist]

By Ben Reeve

So you’ve finally had the guts to request a sabbatical and head out on a life-changing trip. This adventure could be the most magical time …

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17 Bonza Things to do in Melbourne [By a British Expat]

By Ben Reeve

In 2019 we made Melbourne our new home, and since then we have been using our days off to visit as many places as we …

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