Not a question but a comment on our recent travel experience. Based on that I have two pieces of advice
Do not check your bags. Yeah...said all the time. The first time in 30 years of travel mine was lost and took three days to catch up to me.
Purchase good trip insurance. It is expensive but so far has been worth it. My husband fell and badly broke his leg. He is in hospital for two weeks. The medical team of our insurance got involved from the start. His travel home will be taken care of. Worth every penny.
Aside from that I have learned the people of Chester have hearts as big as the sky. I have been invited into homes for dinner by strangers, given drinks in the pub we stayed in for free, gotten hugs from people I barely know.
Everyone enjoy their travels!