When I went to visit the UK almost a decade ago and stayed at the Belgrave Hotel this is what their website read at the time: “You are sure of a warm welcome the moment you step inside the Belgrave Hotel…” “The ideal budget hotel in Chester, The Belgrave Hotel Chester is close to the city centre and Chester train station. This budget priced Chester Hotel, has just thirty four bedrooms and because of our size, we are able to attend to all your needs as they arise, thus making your stay in Chester city centre as pleasant and comfortable as possible.” “Nothing is too much trouble for our friendly staff, who will ensure you are made to feel ‘at home’ for the duration of your visit at The Belgrave Hotel Chester, one of the most popular Chester Hotels. The Belgrave offers great discount rates. Stay at this centrally located Chester hotel from only £30 per room. This is a great value budget hotel in Chester city centre.” Not only was Chester a great getaway from Northern California, but it was so much more than that. The Belgrave Hotel and Chester and that entire UK trip was the catalyst for a much bigger life journey. I am so grateful for being bitten by the travel bug at the Belgrave and I hope to infect other people (in a good way!) as well!