San Marcos, Texas – Activists John Bush and Catherine Bleish have embarked on a historic journey across the United States, traveling from San Marcos, Texas to Lancaster, New Hampshire, spending only Bitcoin while they travel.
John and Catherine, along with their two children, make up the Blush family. They are the stars of the Sovereign Living reality show that follows the family in their quest to become self-sufficient and lead a voluntary and natural life. John and Catherine are well known for their strong advocacy of alternative currencies, natural health, sustainability, peaceful parenting, and unschooling.
On Monday June 16th they began their 4,400 mile “Uncoinventional Living Tour”, leaving from their home in San Marcos, Texas. The family will be trekking across the country in their minivan, hosting five screenings of their reality show and stopping at several conferences to speak about their adventures and how to make using crypto-currencies like Bitcoin an everyday reality.
The first major stop on the tour is Washington D.C., where the family will speak at the Bitcoin in the Beltway Conference hosted by Jason King of Sean’s Outpost, a homeless outreach and advocacy group. From there the family will be headed to Lancaster, New Hampshire for the eleventh annual Porcupine Freedom Festival. Their final stop before returning home will be Kansas City over the July 4th weekend.
Along their way they plan to find creative ways to travel, eat and sleep without using the dollar bill, or federal reserve note. On the family’s blog Catherine discusses the perils of planning a cross-country trip using only Bitcoin. The more businesses take advantage of crypto-currencies, the more applications are available for everyday living. Catherine said she is “excited to test the practical reality of traveling with Bitcoin.” The Blush family is utilizing Gyft.com for gift cards for food and hotels, CoinMap.org for lists of locations that accept Bitcoin, and Coinfueled.com for gas cards purchased with Bitcoin.
To follow the family’s journey keep up with the Uncoinventional Living Tour Blog.
if you want to contribute to their journey, here are the various ways: