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Ask Peter: Peter Answers Your Travel Questions–1.7.12 Edition

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Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio (click here to find your local station or here to listen to the most recent podcast) each week to hear Peter solve callers’ travel problems and answer listeners’ questions.

This week Peter offers advice on the best way to experience Machu Picchu, getting access to the Galapagos Islands, credit card insurance coverage, and booking London hotels.

Do you have a travel question or problem? You can talk to Peter at 1-888-88-PETER (1-888-887-3837) or email (Write “ASK PETER” in the subject line.)

Peter will be standing by to answer your questions live between 6 pm and 8:30 pm ET tomorrow Tuesday, January 10, 2012 and then again on Wednesday January 25 from 7 am until 9:30 am.

Todd from NYC asked: My wife and I will be in London for four nights starting January 10. The hotel websites are overwhelming with hundreds of hotels to choose from. We are looking for something under $300 that includes breakfast. We would also like to be walking distance away from Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace. Do you have any suggestions?

Peter replied: Yes, I have lots of suggestions! Throughout London, there are many Best Western and Holiday Inn Hotels that will cost you anywhere from ₤150 to ₤250 per night, which is within your budget. You won’t be spending much time in your hotel room so it doesn’t need to be too fancy. However, the international Best Western Hotels might surprise you; some properties are old chateaus, castles and estates. Remember that in London, as long as you’re within walking distance of public transportation, either the Tube or the bus, you’ll be fine.

For more information on London travel, visit the London 2012 Olympic travel guide. Then check out, Peter’s tip on What’s in a Hotel’s Name?