Spotted by Locals – Travel guides in 80+ cities made by real locals

Meet Spotted by Locals – the travel app that helps you experience cities like a local and discover hidden gems. With insider tips from our handpicked locals and a commitment to sustainable travel, our app is your guide to exploring cities off the beaten path. Say goodbye to tourist traps and hello to authentic experiences – download Spotted by Locals now!

Why use Spotted by Locals?

– Discover 82 cities like a local
– Save your favourites
– Up-to-date articles
– Easy navigation
– Get to know our Spotters and their recommendations

Overtourism is a growing problem in many cities worldwide, causing negative impacts on local communities and the environment. At Spotted by Locals, we are committed to reducing these impacts and encouraging sustainable travel. By providing travellers with insider knowledge and encouraging them to explore lesser-known areas, we can help distribute tourism more evenly and support local businesses and communities. How do we do that?

– Responsible: writers (Spotters) are locals who live in the city, speak the local language and love their city. Spotters are not allowed to write about obvious tourist spots and international franchises. This increases the chance that the travel budget ends up with the local entrepreneur.

– Personal: Spotters are presented with their real names, social media channels, pictures, and motivation.

In the media
“Steers you toward hidden gems…” – NY Times

“Authentically local, on-the-ground advice…” – The Guardian

“Local tips rarely found in the guidebook.” – The Times

More in the media here

Up-to-date tips by real locals!
Spotted by Locals (2008) is an online travel community publishing city guides in 82 cities. All content is created by hand-picked local writers and photographers.

Our Spotters live in the city they write about, speak the local language, write only about their favourite spots and keep their tips up-to-date. Our team has met all Spotters in person since our launch in 2008.

Our community of Spotters (all volunteers) is amazing – there are many real-life meetings. Join our awesome community!

What drives us since 2008?
Real people, awesome spots, slow travel. Experience a city through the eyes of a local. Make contact, meet people & support the local economy. That’s what Spotted by Locals is all about.

Experience 80+ cities like a real local

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