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Radio Guests – The Athenaeum, Mayfair, London – April 30, 2011

Locations in this article:  London, England

View from the Athenaeum Hotel, Mayfair, LondonLondon is being swept up in the celebrations surrounding the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton, so find out about some quieter spots in the city with Lonely Planet‘s Robert Reid and Selma Day, editor of the local Mayfair Times.

USA Today‘s Ben Mutzabaugh explains why a solution for sleepy air traffic controllers still eludes the FAA while’s Carolyn Spencer Brown tells us about the return of Princess Cruises to Egypt following the country’s revolution.

Plus, Laura Michonski of Budget Travel clues us in on 10 natural wonders that you should see soon … before they disappear.

Get all this and much more on Saturday, April 30, when Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio broadcasts from The Athenaeum hotel in the Mayfair district of London, England.

Featured guests include:

Carolyn Spencer Brown of, telling us how the Queen Mary 2 is addressing the issue of piracy head on and why Princess Cruises is returning to Egypt;

Alex James, a former pop music star from the band Blur and currently a dairyman and farmer, explaining how he went from making hits to making cheese as the owner of Churchill Heath Farm;

Robert Reid, U.S. travel editor for Lonely Planet, detailing the best ways to savor all the pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding in London as well as some of London’s best hidden attractions;

Lynda Barry, writer, broadcaster and author of Say Hello to Sally For Me, sharing how the book she wrote about her friend Sally Bulloch is intimately connected to the hotel once known as “Tinseltown On The Thames”;

Ben Mutzabaugh, travel editor for USA Today and writer of the “Today in The Sky” blog, pinpointing why a solution for fatigued air traffic controllers has evaded the FAA and the pace of tourism recovery in Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill;

Julie Falconer, an American expatriate and blogger living in London, giving her perspective on the Royal Wedding, as well as off-the-beaten-path activities and how the upcoming 2012 Olympics will affect locals;

Laura Michonski of Budget Travel, clueing us in on “10 Natural Wonders to See Before They Disappear”;

Selma Day, editor of Mayfair Times, sharing her local perspective on the area with some suggestions on where you might pop into locally;

Sean O’Neill, contributing editor for Budget Travel, offering ways to score tickets to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London;

Angelo Gobbi, the whisky sommelier at The Athenaeum, recommending ways to choose a whisky and pair it with food;

As always, Peter will be taking your calls and answering your travel problems on the air! Call in with your travel questions at 1-888-88-PETER (1-888-887-3837) or email (Write “ASK PETER” in the subject line.)

For more on Peter’s broadcast location, check out the Web site of the The Athenaeum.