|Edition 390: 19th June 2015|
This Weeks Super Specials
ExplorOz Treks: View Offline
One of the frequent questions we are asked at ExplorOz is how to save and view all of the great content in the ExplorOz Treks pages when you do not have internet access. There's a simple trick that you can use, and that's saving a digital copy of a Treks page using the print function.
Simply click on the "Print" button found to the right of the "Download Trek" button (next to the Facebook and Twitter symbols), then select either Microsoft XPS Document Writer for Windows Users, or Save as PDF for Mac Users.
The advantage of using this Print function is that the page is then formatted for offline use, eg. all tabs are opened so that you can see all content including driving directions.
This is a great way to complement the GPS files supplied via the "Download Trek" button (Members Only), with content relating directly to the Track and Waypoints supplied.
June's Bloomin' NewsHere's some wildflowers to watch out for as you travel this winter:
Eucalyptus youngiana or Large fruited mallee is common in desert areas. Travellers along the Canning Stock Route, northern Simpson Desert around Batten Hill and around Maralinga are likely to see these small mallee trees with big pink, red or cream flowers followed by large flattened gumnuts. See Large Fruited Mallee).
Next week we'll feature another June flowering native. In the meantime, don't forget to look up your finds in the ExplorOz Wildflowers section or add your own photos!
Spotlight on The Birdsville Track
When talking about 4WD tracks in Australia, you don't get much more iconic than the Birdsville Track!
Whilst it's now a well maintained track that many 4WDrivers refer to as a "Highway", the remote location, historical significance and many points of interest along the way make this track a must-do for any Australian traveller.
Our Destination Spotlight for the Birdsville Track provides a link to the comprehensive ExplorOzTrek Note, as well as to a list of informative resources available from the ExplorOz Shop.
Pick Up a Bargain - ExplorOz Shop
This Shop Blog displays a list of products currently available at a steal!
You'll find 17 products at crazy low prices including maps, guidebooks, and even camping gear. All stocks are limited so don't miss out.
View ExplorOz Bargains here
Site Update - "My User Treks"
"My User Treks" is a new tab found on the main User Treks page which displays a list of all Treks that you have either; uploaded from a GPS/Map Software, created using our Driving Directions tool, or saved from EOTrackMe.
These Treks are displayed on our new "leaflet" map interface, which is gradually replacing our old mapping engine throughout the site.
From this tab you also have access to edit the Trek's name, add a description, and upload photos, making this the perfect way to document your trips.
Win with Soup!
This month's recipe theme is soup and so far we've had 4 new recipes added to the ExplorOz online recipe collection. If you have a favourite soup recipe (or several), post in our Soup section for your chance to win a Classic ExplorOz Merchandise Pack containing a classic ExplorOz polo shirt, 2 stubby holders, and an ExplorOz cap.
Every entry of a recipe into the Soup category of the ExplorOz Online Recipe Collection during the month of June will go in the random prize draw to win.
The recipe box is filling with 84 recipes already submitted by ExplorOz travellers so even if you haven't got a soup recipe to share this month,
you should still take a peek at these road-tested ideas.
Sell it in the Classifieds
The ExplorOz Classifieds is a fast and easy way to sell anything from a
Vehicle to a Tent and reach a network of buyers with the same interests
as you. Ads are available for a fraction of the price of many other
online selling sites, and as a bonus, we will be featuring a Premium Ad
(selected at random) each week in our Newsletter.
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