My name is Paul Griffiths I am 54 years old and live in Hartlepool, England. I am married to Mrs G (Janet) and have 3 son’s Tom, Will and Joe. Tom lives in London and is a Lawyer, Will’s is a Scrub nurse in Leeds General Hospital (soon to start at Great Ormond Street) and last of all Joe is studying Physics at Edinbourgh University.

One thing that we all have in common is that we love travel. As a family we have recently embarked on trips to China. Cambodia, Thailand, Vietenam, Malaysia, Italy, Etc. Every trip is booked independantly, we never use a high street travel agent because we feel like we are not in control and in most cases the high street ends up costing a good chunk more. Another plus point of booking everything yourself is what you get for your money. In my opinion the standard of hotel or transportation is usually far better because you will have done your research.

Friends do ask me if I get worried about booking everything myself and the answer is most definately Yes but if you do your homework and check your paperwork you will not have a problem. Touchwood, my only problem has been when I booked through a travel agent.

Please check out my Facebook site of the same name (myfavouritebench.com) which I hope will encourage people to share their views from their favourite Bench or one that they sat down on whilst out on a family picnic or on the otherside of the world enjoying a well earned holiday.

Please enjoy


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