Sabbatical Resources

In addition to our long list of sabbatical news stories, we’ve compiled a few sabbatical resources online that you may want to check out

Sabbatical Websites

The Sabbatical Coach – Clive Prout, professional sabbatical coach
The Career Break Site – The UK’s #1 Career Break Site
Gap Year for Grownups
– Trips, articles and resources for adult gappers
The Family Sabbatical Handbook
– A budget guide to living abroad with your children – Sabbatical guidance for companies and individuals, including a growing list of companies offering sabbatical programs.

Sabbatical Podcasts and Audio

Gapyearlight – audio interviews with sabbaticalists, young and old. Available as an iTunes podcast. or downloadable mp3 files.

Sabbatical Housing

Home – Premium home exchange site. Tons of listings. Search for free, list for a fee. Also shows the number of previous exchanges done by owners.
Sabbatical Homes – Home swaps, rentals, exchanges for the academic community. Free listings for home seekers.
Digsville – A home exchange club. Great site, membership required.
HomeLink International – Billed as “the world’s leading home exchange organisation”, with over 13,000 home swappers from 72 countries

Travel Sites

Vagabonding – The online home for Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding. If budget travel is part of your sabbatical plans, both his book and site are must reads.

Simplicity and Work-Life Balance

Take Back Your Time – the home of the “major U.S./Canadian initiative to challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, our communities and our environment”
The Simplicity Forum – Resources, events and speakers for simple, sustainable living
In Praise of Slow – The website of author Carl HonorĂ©, author of In Praise of Slow, the quintessential guide to the Slow movement.

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