The Blush Family departed this weekend on their third "Uncoinventional" bitcoin-only cross country tour.
They will arrive in Philadelphia by plane for the Free Your Mind Conference, then drive in a rental car to New Hampshire where they will pick up their new home on wheels, The Bitcoin Bus.
By plane, by car, and finally by bus, the family will live on bitcoin only until they return to Texas where they will take over their new family business, Brave New Books. The Austin based "underground" bookstore was founded by Harlan Dietrich in 2006 and is the first brick and mortar in Texas, and possibly the South, to accept bitcoin.
The Blush Family is using services like Cheap Air and BTC Trip to book their flights and hotels with bitcoin. Food is purchased directly with bitcoin at establishments listed in the Airbitz bitcoin directory, and via giftcard at restaurants available through Gyft.
For other purchases like gasoline and miscelaneous expenses, the family is excited to try WageCan, a brand new bitcoin wallet and DebitCard that allows you to make purchases with the card at any establishment that accepts MasterCard.
John Bush, the Father and Captain of The Bitcoin Bus, is looking forward to using the new service. "For the longest time, Bitcoin has needed a tool to bridge the gap between bitcoin and access to merchants everywhere", said John. "While its been tried before with little to no success by other companies, we're pumped to take WageCan's bitcoin debit card for a test drive. It will make purchases that used to be impossible, like gasoline, a breeze!"
In 2014 John Bush, Catherine Bleish, and their two children traveled through 26 states and spent only bitcoin for food, gasoline and housing.
Their only non-bitcoin expense was a toll road in the North East that they were unprepared for.
Nearly one year after their initial departure, they are upping the anti and paving the way for bitcoin only travel with the Uncoinventional Bitcoin Bus Tour.
Correction - In this podcast I mention LRN turned Roger Ver on to BTC, it was actually Free Talk Live, a show on LRN.
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