We're a collective of travel writers and photographers. We wander Chicago in search of meaningful experiences, and we started Nande to help others do the same.
WHAT DO I GET AS A MEMBER?
We experiment with content and technology to help people creatively explore Chicago, cross neighborhood lines, and visit places they might not otherwise think to visit. Over time it’s evolved into a $5/month membership club that gives members access to all the things we’ve created.
1. WEEKLY CITY GUIDE
2. TEXT MESSAGE CONCIERGE
After you become a member, we provide you with a number that you can text with questions about exploring Chicago.
Want us to plan a date? Family or friends in town? Text us.
We're active from 9am to 9pm everyday. While we can’t promise immediate turnaround on all requests, we’ll do our best to respond as quickly as we can. For now, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours to respond back to you. In most cases we’ll get back to you a lot sooner.
3. CHICAGO FIELD GUIDE
Every so often we print a physical publication, which we call the Chicago Field Guide. It’s a 32-page, pocket sized book with some of our favorite itineraries.
It also includes deals and special experiences that more than cover the cost of an annual membership. We published our latest edition in collaboration with Intelligentsia Coffee. You can read more about it here.
WHAT'S NANDE ALL ABOUT?
WHY ARE YOUR GUIDES BEHIND A PAYWALL?
Each week we publish and send Nande members a Chicago city guide that lays out a carefully planned itinerary that gets you exploring all corners of the city.
You won’t find listicles or generic click-bait. We go out each week with our cameras and curate an experience that we think you’ll love.
We think digital publications and other travel apps depend far too much on having a huge number of people look at ads. As a result, they often resort to publishing click-bait, producing low-effort content, and shoving pop-up ads in your face.
At the end of the day, we don’t think you need to read another article about the top 50 hamburgers in Chicago, and we certainly don’t want to devolve into doing anything like that to keep the lights on.
Instead, we want to ensure that our core focus is on producing high quality original content, and providing an excellent service that makes it easy to make the most of your free time.
WHAT ARE MEMBERS SAYING ABOUT NANDE?
"Omg this is amazing! Obsessed with this service haha."
– Alex K.
"This is the best money I’ve ever spent"
– Matthew S.
"y'all are going to see a rash of new subscribers i’ve talked you up to everyone i know this week"
If you’re thinking about gifting a membership, then it’s probably because you’re an incredibly thoughtful and all around good person. We made it easy to gift a membership. Follow this linkto find our special gift plans.