With the number of coronavirus cases on the rise in some areas, places that had once reopened are now closing again. The closures are short-term for certain areas — like southern Florida, where many beaches will be closed for the upcoming Independence Day weekend. In addition, some states have quarantines in place for visitors from areas deemed “hot spots.” What are you experiencing where you live, or in places you want to travel to?

Because of the continued risk, many families are planning to go camping, spend time outside, or take a road trip. Here are recent news items about travel and outdoors recreation.

Special news

The US Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, which is set to provide billions of dollars to take care of maintenance projects on federal lands. Read here:

Outdoor Rec Just Got Its Own Stimulus Bill


Camping during coronavirus brings escape — and anxiety

Ask The Experts: What To Consider Before You Camp, Hike, Backpack During Mask Summer

‘The summer of the road trip’: AAA travel forecast for Summer 2020

What It’s Like To Take A Road Trip Now

July 4 road trip? Travel safely with these expert tips in the age of coronavirus

Is it safer to fly or drive this summer? 5 health experts weigh in.

Road trips

Everything You Need to Plan a Stress-Free Road Trip

How to Take a Road Trip Without Using GPS

Five National Parks To Visit On The Ultimate Southwestern Desert Road Trip

We’ve traveled 48 US states in a camper van – here’s 10 you should visit


The 18 New Rules of Camping

A beginner’s guide to camping in a tent in Maine


5 trails near Denver and Boulder to add to your must-hike list


How to Kayak for Beginners

Kayaking continues to ride wave of popularity in pandemic summer

Family travel

Explore These 8 Destinations With Your Family This Summer

Family travel five: Fresh air, beautiful scenery at these adventure sites