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

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FOTOFRIDAY: Life’s a Beach

Posted on: Friday, March 27th, 2020

The pun works well today, too well. Days before California got closed, residents and tourists alike were blithely enjoying the sweet spots—including the 840 miles of lovely coastline. Memories help us cling to hope, and…

Twittering Away

SoulTrain

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…

FOTOFRIDAY: Ice Fishing BreakAways?

Throughout the past week, a friend has been sending me pics of his Florida beach vacation. He knows my love of all things warm, watery and beachy. He also knows…

Sabbatical Shuffle

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…

Stuff is Making Us Stuck (Part 2)

Last month, in Part 1, we dove into our junk piles and bemoaned the detritus that weighs on us, our culture, and our shifting populations. We continue that slog by…