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

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.

Moving to Portimão: the city and its beaches

Looking for a part of Potugal’s Algarve that offers beautiful beaches and access to city amenities? Why not consider moving to Portimāo? In this article, we break down the area for anybody thinking of moving to Portimāo. You may want to add Portimāo to your shortlist after reading it!

Portugal Property Market Update: June 2021

Portugal is very much open for business again. In this property market update, we look at what you can expect if you visit the country to go house hunting, and what’s happening with the market generally.

The 5 healthiest places to live in Portugal

Portugal is a fabulous place to live if you’re seeking a healthy lifestyle. The food, the landscape and – of course – the climate, all contribute. In this article we look at five places to live in Portugal that are perfect for a healthy and active outdoor life.