Lots of people say they’d like to take a break from work. But precious few do. This site is for the doers and the dreamers. And anyone who’s caught in the work/life jungle and ready to hack a different path.

What’s the Big Idea?

Hi. I’m Kirk Horsted. Welcome to BreakAway–an amalgamation of opinions & ponderings on the provocative topic of Sabbaticals and Career Breaks. I emphatically believe that real people (like you!) can and should take these restorative breaks–and I’ve done a bunch of them myself to test the theory. Click What’s the Big Idea to read moreR

Latest from the BA Blog

FOTOFRIDAY: Stop, Escape, Eat Ice Cream

Posted on: Friday, May 29th, 2020

Today, in my metropolis, massive protests with violence and destruction are raging in response to a police killing.  Today, throughout the world, populations are suffering and dying from a dangerous and relentless virus. Some years…

Twittering Away

SoulTrain

FOTOFRIDAY: We’ll Get Through This!

The ice will melt. The kayak, like the people, will be able to move forward without fear of injury. A new season will arrive—that lets us run free and splash…

FOTOFRIDAY: Play Ball!

To some of us, baseball remains a blissy mini-Breakaway. The game plays without a time clock, in the open air (ideally), and during the warm, long days. Oh sure, football…

Sabbatical Shuffle

Cruising SoCal Before Corona, Pt. 1

Editor’s Note… Yes, this travelog story took place last month. However, we’ve learned from the greats (like friend and guru Sherry Ott) and even fancy mags that travel stories rarely…

Forbes & Motley Fool Endorse BreakAways

To everything there is a season: A time to work, a time to play.  The BreakAway Crew has been selling sabbatical lifestyles since 2008. Yet we’re always delighted when…