Just over an hour and a half from Big Bend National Park, the funky West Texas town of Marfa draws artists and cowboys, hipsters and hippies, and West Texas road trippers. Marfa’s iconic PRADA store sits alongside a desert highway, curiously surrounded only by dirt, pastures, and barbed wire fences. The drive to Big Bend is absolutely one that every explorer needs to take, and a night in Marfa beforehand and staying at the El Cosmico is a perfect stop en route. El Cosmico is comprised of 21 acres of desert land and is a campground and nomadic hotel. It offers the opportunity to get away from today’s digitalized world, claim a hammock, and simply look up at the night sky.