In the midst of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, the world is now addressing racial injustice after the senseless killing of George Floyd on May 25. To that end, outdoors publications and general news media have covered diversity in the outdoors, so some of the best recent reads on the subject are linked below.

Now that summer is in full swing and coronavirus reopening continues to phase in, families are planning summer vacations. In many cases, trips are different from what families originally planned. Travel may be shorter and closer to home — and is more likely to be in a natural setting where people hope to be able to maintain social distancing. Here’s the recent news on outdoors family travel.

Diversity in the outdoors

‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors

Birding While Black: Jason Ward On Central Park Video, Racism And His Passion For Birds

Here’s How We Make the National Parks More Diverse

We’re Here. You Just Don’t See Us.

Inside A Black Family’s Cross-Country RV Trip

Coronavirus and travel

Is coronavirus canceling summer vacation for 2020? It depends who you ask

Can cleaning tech make people feel safe at hotels amid the coronavirus pandemic?

Road trips

Post-Pandemic, You’re More Likely to Take More Road Trips


Camping is back, with fewer people and activities and more cleaning and waiting (umm … camping never left, so how is it back?)

How to Camp With a Baby Like a Pro

Camping in the West? Like everything these days, it’s complicated

Basic Campground Etiquette for Camping Beginners


Need fresh air while coronavirus social distancing? Seattle outdoors folk suggest these hikes without the crowds.

The Best Hiking Baby Carriers, According To Family Adventure Experts


Thinking About Flying With Kids? Here’s What to Consider Before You Book That Flight

The Cheapest U.S. Airports to Fly From

National parks

11 Great Alternatives to the Top National Parks

How to visit national parks as lockdowns lift