Apply to become a Spotter

Who are we?

Spotted by Locals is a travel guide with an app and website that aims to showcase your city from a locals’ perspective. Away from all the tourist traps and the obvious attractions, and more towards hidden gems and true culture only locals can provide.

We’re active in 82 cities around the world. In Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. This is only possible due to our huge community of around 500 spotters who are passionate and dedicated to showcasing their city’s hidden gems and local culture.

Meet some of our Spotters

Stefan Hedegaard- Copenhagen

“My life starts and ends in Copenhagen. I moved out of the city when I was young, but after 10-15 years, I found my way back to the same streets I grew up in. As I love to travel to other countries, it’s also important for me to travel to my own country. I never get tired of walking the streets of the very different areas of Copenhagen and visiting other cities in Denmark.

Copenhagen, for me, is a city with dark corners and bright lights. It might seem closed, but if you go to the right places, you’ll find that everything is open and everyone is welcome.”

Want to know more about our Spotters? Read their stories here

What do we require from you?

When you start as a Spotter, we ask you to write about your favourite 20 spots in your city and keep your articles up-to-date.

It’s our job to make it fun and easy to be a Spotter. You don’t need to be fluent in English – we have an editor who will check all your articles and help you. We created a simple website where you write and manage your articles, and we take care of the publishing (on this blog and in our app) and promotion of your articles.

What’s in it for you?

Consider this a volunteer opportunity. You will be entitled to a share of the income of your blog & app, but we think it’s important that you are motivated by other factors.

First of all, you’ll make our users – people who are genuinely interested in your culture – very happy with your tips. You’ll help reduce overtourism, and support local entrepreneurs by writing about them. Also, you’ll join an awesome community of Spotters! Read more about us and our mission here.

You’ll get free access to all cities in our app. And finally, of course, you’re free to promote your website and/or social media accounts on your profile page.


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