Who are we?

Spotted by Locals (2008) is an online travel community publishing city guides in 82 cities. Hand-picked local writers and photographers create all content. 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.

What do we do?

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.

Not just another travel guide app!

We’re different from our main competitors – user-generated travel information websites, travel guides written by journalists, and blogs by individual locals – on a few essential points:

Truly local: writers (Spotters) are locals who live in the city, speak the local language and love their city. Spotters refrain from writing about obvious tourist spots and international franchises. This increases the chance that the travel budget ends up in a local pocket.
Personal: Spotters are presented with their real names, their social media channels, a picture and a motivation.
Up-to-date: All tips are always up to date & up to season. We only display articles written by Spotters who currently live in the city and are part of our lively community of nearly 500 Spotters worldwide.

Let’s team up!

Are you striving for modern, sustainable, regenerative tourism where quality comes before quantity? Spotted by Locals has just the right audience. We attract a well-educated, travel-savvy user base to our apps and website. Would you like to partner with Spotted by Locals on a future joint project? Let’s address communal gains! Please email us at or pick a time that suits you via this link.

  • Download – our company brochure
  • Let’s meet! – and address communal gains!
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