Stubborn Mule in the Press

We are always delighted when travel experts in the press recommend Stubborn Mule, so please forgive us for showcasing a few of our favourite mentions. For links to the Times and Sunday Times, you’ll only be able to see these sites if you already subscribe.

The Times (Weekend)
March 2019

Travel Tips – Family Adventure In Mongolia
The Travel Tips editor Jane Knight says, “try a family holiday with a difference – in Mongolia. Camel safaris and camping in the Gobi Desert, exploration of the Orkhon River Valley in a yak cart and fossil-hunting at the Flaming Cliffs feature in Stubborn Mule’s new Mongolia Adventure.” (A subscription is required to read the full article).

The Telegraph
March 2019

Five dates with the dinosaurs
Feed your inner palaeontologist and go hunting for fossils with these adventures in ancient landscapes.
“Take a four-wheel drive road trip across the Mongolian wilderness, site of many historic and current digs… at the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag, home to one of the largest concentrations of dinosaur fossils in the world, families can explore the site on foot. Some have even spotted dinosaur eggs.” The Telegraph recommends Stubborn Mule’s two-week Mongolian Family Adventure.

Lonely Planet magazine
February 2019

Arabian Nights in Oman
Guy Ritchie’s live action remake of Aladdin is due for release later this year, but Lonely Planet says you don’t need a magic carpet to enjoy a Bedouin camp experience in Oman. With the awe-inspiring backdrop of Wahiba Sands, our trip into the Omani desert is recommended, complete with private wild camping, Bedouin experience and dune bashing.

Good Housekeeping magazine
February 2019

What’s hot in 2019
With the new Aladdin film due to be released in May 2019, Good Housekeeping magazine shines a spotlight on Wadi Rum, Jordan’s spectacular desert where much of the filming takes place, and picks out our nine-day family trip to Jordan for active families.

Family Traveller Magazine
January 2019

The Best of the Best
Stubborn Mule Travel has been Highly Commended in the magazines’s annual ‘crème de la crème’ listing for Best Adventure Specialist for Families.

The Daily Telegraph
January 2019

The 10 greatest places on the planet to see primates
Family travel writer Mike Unwin picks his top places to see primates and chooses Stubborn Mule for family fun in Sri Lanka and the chance to spot langurs, macaques and the cute loris monkey.

The Times (Weekend)
January 2019

Family holidays – Best Half term adventures
The Times recommends Stubborn Mules’s hilltop walks in Morocco… “spend a week divided between exploring the souks in Marrakesh and hiking in the High Atlas Mountains. Here you can go on guided walks to hilltop villages (younger children can ride on a mule) and see the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou perched on a rocky outcrop. Also included is an evening trip into the desert, with the chance to enjoy the sunset from the back of a camel.”

The Daily Telegraph
January 2019

The best 2019 summer holidays for families with tweens and teens
See Catherine Cooper’s top 20 holidays for tweens and teens, which features a Stubborn Mule trip to Belize and Guatemala.

The Times 
December 2018

The 20 best family holidays
Julia Brookes picks a Stubborn Mule holiday trekking and rafting in Nepal as one of her top 20. (A subscription is required to read full article). Checkout our sample Active Nepal itinerary here.

Sunday Times Travel Magazine
November 2018 issue

Connoisseurs Guide to Thailand
Check us out in this enjoyable glossy magazine, which showcases our suggested Highlights of Thailand itinerary.

The Daily Telegraph
October 2018

Bows and arrows in Tanzania – Best destinations for October half term
Sally Peck and Natalie Paris share their thoughts on why October half-term is the perfect time to escape Britain.

The Times 
September 2018

Where to book now for October half term
The top pick is an exotic half-term family jaunt with Stubborn Mule to Oman. Read Julia Brookes’ round up here. (A subscription is required to read full article.)

The Times – Travel Doctor
June 2018

Where can we go for a child-friendly holiday in Cambodia?
A reader asks the Travel Doctor if there are any companies that offer child-friendly trips to Cambodia next summer. She has children aged 8 and 11. Find the answer here.

The Telegraph
March 2018

The best Easter family holidays
The Telegraph recommends Stubborn Mule for a family-friendly Cuba holiday and highlights our Cuba Highlights itinerary, with classic car trip in Havana, zip lining through the forest in Las Terrazas, riding a bike or horse through the streets of Vinales and exploring an underground river by boat. Read more here.

The Jewish Chronicle
September 2017

An awfully big adventure
Temples, open-air trains and floating tents – the JC finds out why you should see Cambodia with kids.  Read Cathy’s Winston’s An awfully big adventure.

East Anglia Daily Times
January 2017

Exotic family holiday ideas for 2017
Who says you have to set your sights low when you have children and also want a holiday to remember? Liddy Pleasants talks with EADT reporter Steven Russell.

The Guardian
April 2016

Explore both well-trodden and lesser-known parts of Cuba
The Guardian recommends Stubborn Mule for a Cuban family adventure, highlighting our knowledge of child-friendly hotels and exciting programme of activities. Read more here.

The Guardian
October 2015

Cuba sees record bookings as tourists rush to see it before it changes
Liddy Pleasants, Stubborn Mule Travel’s MD, is quoted in this article about the increase in interest in travel to Cuba. Read the full article here.

The Independent
April 2014

Much more than Machu Picchu: 5 ways to peruse Peru
The Independent recommends Stubborn Mule’s two-week family holiday to Peru for families, including an overnight at Skylodge Adventure Suites, two transparent pods-cum-guestrooms clinging to the side of a mountain, where you can spend the night suspended above Peru’s Sacred Valley. Find out more.

The Independent
May 2014

Get ready for summer
The Independent says that for “some families, holidays are about exploring the world together and firing everyone’s imagination. If that’s your brood, take a look at the new family tour of Borneo being offered by Stubborn Mule Travel.” Read on…


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