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: Vacations & Odd Ducks

Posted on: Monday, August 3rd, 2020

FF is late this week. Because the Crew has been on vacation. Nothing exotic, not long enough, but…away. Most people dream about getting away and things, but the sad fact remains that more than half…

Twittering Away

SoulTrain

FOTOFRIDAY: Seek Silence; Create Beauty

“The whole world is at sixes and sevens and why the house hasn’t fallen down about our ears long ago is beyond me.” So says the omniscient maid, Sabrina, in…

FOTOFRIDAY: Staycationeering

My daughter quietly making art in a moment of staycation calm It’s funny. Most people spend most of their lives answering “How are you?” with the impressive reply, “I’m so…

Sabbatical Shuffle

Kimmel & O’Connor Commend BreakAways; Wilderness Swamped

Have you been tuning in to the late night comedy-talk shows? I hope so. Because even though Kimmel, Colbert & comrades have been recording in their home offices (and…

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…