We've been living on the road/runway and working remotely for 5 years, and counting.

What does this mean exactly?

Well, when we said we were "On The Road" (invoking Kerouac), people kept asking us if we had bought a mobile home. So we updated his expression. But if you say "On the Runway," it sounds really pretentious or like you have been modeling. So we went with a hybrid. Anyway, all it means is that we don't have an apartment and instead choose to travel around the world, working on projects for clients and exploring and working on our own things in between.

We're not travel bloggers and we're not trying to sell you an e-book or online course on how to do it yourself. But after 3 years on the road, we do get a whole lotta questions and people wanting to know more.

We didn't plan to go fully nomadic. We didn’t set out to build a location independent strategy and innovation consultancy; We are accidental entrepreneurs, husband and wife, and for two people who love traveling, who love talking to strangers, being technomads gives us the flexibility to do just that.

Is the world ready for Global Nomads? Definitely not. But that's fine with us, because we like making it up as we go :)

Wanna know if we're coming to a city near you?

All stops are subject to change at a moment's notice because we're big fans of spontaneous travel. But this is usually pretty up to date. If we're coming to a city near you, and you want to grab a drink, let us know! We love drinking and we love it even more when strangers become friends.

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Team Awesome, FTW!

Team Awesome, FTW!

About Us

She's Rosie, a Southerner from Nashville, TN and he's Faris, an Iraqi-Kiwi, born and raised in London. 

We used to live and work in NYC where we had fancy titles and bars in our offices. It was rad. Mostly. Except there were so. many. meetings.  When Faris sold his share in a digital agency he started, he proposed that we quit our jobs and travel the world for 6 months, to take a break, to explore. We both really loved traveling, and the stars aligned, and so we've been traveling ever since. [Get the full story in our Year One review, originally published over on Medium.]

Do you have a home base? The government doesn't really allow vagabonds. And we're big fans of Faris' green card. So, officially, we do have a home base, at Rosie's mom's house in Nashville. We're there from Thanksgiving-Christmas every year.

How do you afford to travel all the time? We are creative consultants and have a company called Genius Steals. We work while we travel, and plan travel around work. We modulate our overheads depending on countries and projects. If we have a longer-term project, we'll rent an AirBnb. If we're invited to speak somewhere we haven't been, we'll tack on some time to explore the city/country. 

What is Genius Steals and who do you work with? Genius Steals is an itinerant (obviously) strategy and innovation consultancy which helps brands, agencies, and rebels find the awesome at the intersection of new communication ideas, new product concepts, and new ways of thinking, especially about the impact of technology. We work with brands like Gibson Guitars, Nestle, Coca-Cola, InterContinental Hotels, Air New Zealand, advertising and media agencies, and occasionally take on start-up clients as well. We're also keynote speakers at conferences, where we often are hired to speak about creativity and technology.

Are you hiring? We always like working with interesting people, and occasionally we do bring on freelancers. But we don't have internships, and we don't have any full-time positions. If you have experience in advertising / marketing / PR / graphic design, head on over GeniusSteals.co and let us know.

When will you stop? This might be our most frequently asked question. We're living our dream, why would we stop??

But what about friends? We love our friends. We have the best friends, and they're scattered all over the world. We write post cards and we visit. We vacation with them and their families. Some we see even more because we don't have a company-mandated vacation policy. And because we're big fans of talking to strangers, we end up meeting a bunch of friends on the road. 

Can I stalk some of your travel pictures? Sure, mom. See below :)

Here we are, probably posting too many pictures of sunsets and street art...