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.
Our reach extends to 82 cities across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America, thanks to our community of approximately 500 dedicated Spotters. They take pride in highlighting their city’s lesser-known attractions and local customs.
Meet some of our Spotters
“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?
As a Spotter, we request that you list your top 20 favorite spots in your city and ensure that your write-ups are kept current.
Our goal is to make being a Spotter both enjoyable and effortless for you. Don’t worry if you’re not fluent in English; our editor (👋🏻 Djordje!) will review all your articles and assist you. We’ve developed a user-friendly website where you can write and manage your articles, while we handle the publishing (on our blog and app) and promoting of your content.
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.