At the tail end of 2020, Dreams Abroad gave birth to #WednesdayWisdom. This series is still going strong in 2021. The objective is for inspiring individuals to proffer advice about life, work — whatever fires their imagination. We post the videos on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter, as well as on YouTube. The endlessly-talented Ian Rutter urges you to go off the beaten track. Ian is a B&B co-owner, blogger, and concierge. He’s also a radio presenter, painter, and voiceover artist.
On a clear day (and they’re more common than not), you can make out Granada’s Alhambra from Ian’s Moclín base. With partner Andrew, he runs Two South of Granada, a diverting window into Andalusian living with recipes and travel ideas aplenty.
Ian is the co-founder of #MyTravelPledge. The UK media praised this campaign as a great way to reward healthcare workers once the pandemic ends. In recognition of their efforts battling COVID-19, Ian, Andrew, and other B&B and self-catering accommodation owners have promised free and discounted stays to those employed in this profession.
Rural depopulation has made its mark on Spain. The young have largely relocated to the cities for jobs. Ian and Andrew are committed to offering cultural tourism as a lifeline for communities.
Ian is a true champion of inland Andalusia. It’s hardly a fly-and-flop destination like the Costa del Sol, yet it is perfect for slow travel, with 7,000-year-old caves the ideal base for leisurely picnics.
Spain is much more than the sum of its beaches. There is plenty to explore on top of its celebrated cities too. Andrew and Ian’s beloved small-town Andalusia can be discovered from their Casa Higueras doorstep.