Evolve Back: Inside one of India’s greenest luxury resorts

India is home to many eco-conscious resorts, but one stands out from the pack.

Surrounded by dense forests and undulating hills, Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate sits within a 300-acre plantation in Coorg, in southwestern India.

The address is known for its commitment to the environment and local community.

There’s a reverse osmosis water filter in every room, a state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant, electric buggies and windmills that power the lodge’s electricity.

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The greatest family travel scavenger hunt

What is the point of travel? Why do we spend our time and money seeing new places — or old places in new ways? And why bother bringing our children along? What’s in it for us, and them?

One of the answers to that question is that travel changes us for the better. We learn more about the world, understand cultures or environments that differ from our own, and discover personal biases, predilections and fears as well as new joys, passions and people. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness,” wrote the globetrotting Mark Twain.

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11 best places to visit in Slovakia

A land of magnificent cities and majestic castles, Slovakia is one of European’s most spectacular countries, even though many people outside the region might struggle to place it on a map.

Often overlooked by tourists, this modest-sized destination is more sedate than the neighboring Czech Republic, but equally rich in architectural grandeur.

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A Best-Kept Luxury Travel Secret on the Mediterranean: Alaçati, Turkey

“The next [fill in the blank]” and “like [hotspot of choice] 20 years ago” are two of the bigger clichés in travel writing. And yet, sometimes clichés are clichés for very good reason: In this case, it’s an evocative way of explaining how Alaçati still has the innocence, charm and incredible beauty of a Turkish fishing village (although one that local tourists have been embracing for a while), while the better-known Bodrum, further down the Aegean coast, has large resorts, a Nikki Beach and Irish pubs.

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‘Transformative travel’ is the industry’s latest twist on making vacations more meaningful

As the senior director of strategy and impact for the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Christina Beckmann was well aware of the growing demand for ever-deeper travel experiences — what some in the industry call transformational or transformative travel.

After all, she had experienced it herself — not once, but twice.

“I had my first transformation on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon,” Beckmann said. “I quit my job, and here I am today.”

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5 Tips to Save Money Booking Your Next Hotel Room

Why did you end up paying $100 more per night for that hotel stay than your friend, who was a guest at the same property just a few days earlier? It’s not uncommon, according to Mike Heflin, the senior vice president of the hotels division at Travel Leaders Group, a network of 50,000 travel agents.

“Hotel prices and the perks you get can vary wildly depending on how you book,” he said. There are, however, ways to hone in on a deal and save some money. Here are some of Mr. Heflin’s best tips to do just that.

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Selina, the Hotel for Digital Nomads, Is Coming to the US

Think back to your last scroll through Instagram. You probably saw at least one perfectly curated green smoothie breakfast, an epic #magichour sunset, and some version of digital nomads living their best lives.

That last one is a zeitgeist moment Rafael Museri and his business partner Daniel Rudasevski are banking on. In 2014, the Israeli businessmen co-founded Selina, an international hospitality brand that caters to the increasingly popular digital nomad lifestyle—when people work remotely in the location of their choice—by incorporating everything a nomad may want and need into a space to stay. You could check into a boutique hotel room or hostel and find co-working spaces, yoga and meditation rooms, and plenty of like-minded travelers.

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