Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor moved to Portugal with his wife in 2009, after failing in love with the Algarve several years before. He launched a blog, movingtoportugal, to document his experiences, which gained unexpected momentum and evolved into the popular “Moving to Portugal” book.   Ben has written about Portugal for several outlets, including A Place in the Sun, Cheapflights.com and TheTrainline.com. That particular job was particularly inspiring as it involved documenting train journeys across the country! Ben is also a keen foodie, and has reviewed restaurants for local magazines and websites.   Ben currently lives in south east England with his wife and two young sons, but retains close ties to Portugal, with several family members located in the East Algarve. In 2017 he founded HomeWorkingClub.com, an advice site for aspiring home workers, after learning all about the world of home working from making a freelance living from Portugal. His advice on freelancing and remote working has appeared in many well-known publications, including The Huffington Post, Metro, USA Today and Business Insider.

Articles by Ben Taylor

Could you move to Aljezur? The Algarve’s unspoilt town

Many people considering a move to Portugal seek authenticity and a genuine Portuguese lifestyle. This can mean thinking outside the box and avoiding the more well-known areas. In this article, we discuss moving to Aljezur – a place that certainly puts a tick in the “authentic” column.

Moving to Carvoeiro: a guide to the town and surrounding area

Picture-postcard Carvoeiro delivers the ideal that most people visualise when considering a life in Portugal’s Algarve: Azure sky, sparkling sea, and a perfect cove beach surrounded by whitewashed villas. In this guide, we look at the many benefits of moving to Carvoeiro. 

Brexit in Portugal: what’s changed five years on?

It’s staggering to think that it’s now been more than five years since Britain voted for Brexit – although some would perhaps argue that it’s felt like even longer! In this article, we discuss Brexit in Portugal, what impact Brexit has had “on the ground,” and what’s changed in the eventful, intervening years.