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Share your best travel discovery of 2018 for the chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher

Did you find somewhere really fabulous on your travels this year? Whatever and wherever it is, we want to hear about it for our end-of-year round up

It could be a locals’ bar with live music, a family-run B&B or an obscure museum that lit up your trip. You might have found a beautiful walk, a superb cafe, vinyl store, an amazing beach in the UK break, or an exotic jungle retreat on the other side of the world.

Send us your favourite travel discovery of 2018. Try to provide addresses and websites (or Facebook pages) of any businesses mentioned, and exact locations of beaches, walks and beauty spots. Please ensure your tip stays within around 100 words.

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Les Trois Vallées: great skiing – but away from the bling crowd

A new hostel in low-key Les Menuires provides easy access to great ski areas but is more about beanies and live bands than expensive designer gear

In Courchevel 1850, there’s an eight-bedroom chalet that costs €295,000 a week. The price includes two chefs, two butlers and a massage therapist, but not helicopter transfers to the resort’s altiport, ski equipment or lift passes.

Given that kind of excess, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Trois Vallées, the biggest linked ski area in the world, was an exclusive, mega-rich enclave. Yet here I am in Les Menuires, just two valleys to the east and on the same lift pass, staying in a bunkhouse-hotel hybrid where a dorm bed costs as little as £22 a night.

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