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, and 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, 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

10 reasons to buy property in Portugal

Real estate investment in all the countries of southern Europe (Portugal, Spain and Italy) reached an all-time high in 2022. However, it was investment in property in Portugal that saw the greatest year-on-year increase.

7 insider tips for living in Tavira

Portugal’s East Algarve is ever popular with overseas residents. Anybody considering the area soon begins to ponder the possibility of living in Tavira.

Portugal named the best place to retire in 2023

Portugal has long been considered a desirable place to retire. Consistent interest in the country as a retirement destination now seems set to increase, with a study naming the country as the best place to retire for 2023.

5 place to live in Portugal without a car

Portugal is well-known as a place where you can enjoy a fabulous lifestyle on a relatively low budget. However, not everything is cheap in Portugal. The cost of running a car is notably high. Although, owning a car is not essential in Portugal.