Do you love the great outdoors but don’t want to rough it during your next vacation? The Backland Resort near the Grand Canyon offers home comforts without sacrificing any of the natural beauty around you. From showers, air conditioning, and heating, to hot tubs, laundry facilities, and even a restaurant, this new hotel offers all the amenities you need — plus some — to make your next trip unforgettable.
The New Glamping Hotel
The Backland Resorts is opening near Williams, Arizona, and is an experience unlike any other. The 160-acre glamping property abounds in the mountains and forests and presents an authentic rustic charm. Here, guests can spend the night in a boutique tent cabin; all the facilities, even the toilets, are first-class. The tents are furnished with electricity, top-quality linen on a king-size bed, and a bathroom with a shower and low-flow toilet. The resort will offer guests a unique camping experience with all the amenities of a hotel. The tents will be luxurious and comfortable, and the views of the stars at night will be incredible. The hotel will surely be a popular destination for campers and stargazers.
When guests wake up in the morning, they’ll find freshly brewed coffee ready in their coffee maker. The tents also have patios, so there’s even more space to spread out and be comfortable. A family of four to six people can sleep in each tent. All of Backland’s other indoor spaces are special because they shield you from the hot Arizona sun without compromising the views. For example, each tent contains a 16-foot-wide panoramic window and a skylight so you can gaze at the stars while staying nice and toasty. Furthermore, the lobby (which looks nothing like you’d expect from a log cabin design) includes windows made from glass. The resort also offers the guests many activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing, as well as free yoga classes on the beach.
The most visited city in Morocco, Marrakech is famous for many things like its markets, museums, and now for its many, many restaurants. The young blood of the city, both natives and ex-pats, have expanded on the traditional fare like couscous and Moroccan mint tea and added a twist to the city’s food. From cozy neighborhood cafés to a five-star dining experience, here are three hidden gems of Marrakech’s restaurant scene for you to enjoy!
L’Mida takes the exotics flavors of Morocco and turns them into something new. Nargisse Benkabbou, who wrote the cookbook My Moroccan Fame, was brought in to oversee the menu and her unique approach to the food has made this restaurant a Marrakech gem. Bankabbou has put a new twist on the flavors of her mother country and now diners can enjoy dishes like spiced meatballs on yogurt topped with a fiery pil-pil sauce, and spanking fresh sea bream with sweet and sour chermoula poke bowls. A heavenly spin on food indeed!
If you are looking for a side of dancing with your food, Kabana is the place to check out. A darling with Marrakech’s young party crowd, this rooftop restaurant takes a bold approach and marries the flavors of Morocco with those from around the world. Try the Oualidia king crab sushi with asparagus and tobiko or meltingly tender lamb brochettes with boulghroul salads for a lip-smacking experience. But make sure to reserve in advance as walk-ins are near impossible here!
Restaurant El Bahja
This restaurant, which is famous for its succulent mutton tagine, is equivalent to your neighborhood canteen providing budgeted but mind-blowing food. El Bahja stands out among the many other similar restaurants because it still uses a traditional barbecue to grill vegetables for cooked Moroccan salads and brochettes. You can also score one kg of the legendary tangia or lamb mechouia if you book a day in advance!