Vacation inspiration from travel experts at YouTube Vacationer

If you’re planning a vacation, check out the new YouTube Vacationer Channel. Vacationer is a one-rest-stop destination for travel videos from folks like National Geographic, LonelyPlanet and the TravelChannel, and is presented by Alamo Rent-A-Car.

Whether you’re already planning spring break, getting ready for a road trip or hungry to experience new cuisines in exotic places, Vacationer can take you around the world and back. Not ready to leave the house? Vacationer also has travel eye-candy and on-the-road reporting, so you can broaden your horizons from the comfort of your home, couch or commute.

So pull over to the Vacationer Channel and start planning your next great adventure.

Alison Walker, lifestyle marketing program manager, recently watched “Hungry in San Francisco - Three Babes Bake Shop.”

Making the planet a little less lonely

You’ve danced around the world, you've travelled to great heights and you’ve explored the deepest regions of the world. We love seeing you travel, and we want to see more of it. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Lonely Planet and Intel to help you share your adventures, and even get a chance to win cash for your next one.

Until August 11, we invite you to upload your favorite travel video to Lonely Planet’s YouTube channel for the chance to win $10,000 to create the adventure trip of your dreams. Upload your video at to one of these categories: outdoor, urban, visual, culinary or family. Lonely Planet will select finalists based on these criteria, who will be announced on September 7. Voting runs from September 7 to 12, and the grand prize winner will be announced on September 26.

Safe travels!

Lee Hadlow, International Program Manager, recently watched, “Cooking in a hotel room with Natalie Tran - community channel.”