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.
A new trainline between Lisbon and Porto will allow travellers to fly between the Portugal’s two main cities in just 75 minutes. Construction for the new trainline in Portugal is planned to begin in 2024, with completion anticipated in the early 2030s.
Anyone planning a move to Portugal’s sun-drenched Algarve quickly stumbles onto a dilemma: Choose the west, with its picture-postcard coves and established resort towns, or the east, with notably different scenery and (some believe) an extra degree of Portuguese authenticity.
Portugal is a country that truly excels when it comes to markets. Many of even the smallest towns and villages have their own daily markets, providing fresh local goods that are often higher in quality and lower in price than products available at supermarkets.
A recent Portugal Property Guides survey has shown that working from home in Portugal is part of the plan for almost 30% of people intending to buy a holiday home there. A further 21% said that they may do some work from their Portuguese bolthole.