Become a Local

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Get Paid to Be a Local

Get Paid to Be a Local

You love your city - the good and the bad. You know the best rooftop bars, the history of every building, the best subway routes, and the next up-and-coming restaurants. You already plan trips for your friends and family who come to visit you, so why not get paid for it? Become a Wander local, write itineraries for us, and get paid instantly by Wander.

Meet our Locals

Our locals are artists, moms, tour guides, students, authors, and marketing professionals. They their cities, and want to share their secrets with you.

How it Works

Recommend Activities

You’re a weekend warrior. A modern-day Christopher Columbus. A David Attenborough explorer. As one of our Locals, you’ll tell our Wanderers how YOU would explore your city and get off the beaten path.

Provide Tips & Info

Our travelers what to hear how to skip the line, where you take your friends when they come to visit, and the best weekend getaway plans. You’ll explain how to avoid the tourist traps and wander like a REAL local.

Get Paid

Get paid for each itinerary you write. Write more itineraries, get paid more. It’s that easy.

Happy Locals

“Wander’s suggestions helped us discover amazing hikes that weren’t packed, like Mt. Fairview in Alberta, Canada. We loved Wander’s local advice compared to the usual guidebooks.”

Happy Locals

“I used Wander for my trip to Morocco. They were super helpful and suggested the best sites and places to visit in Marrakesh. I recommend them 100% and will certainly use them for future destinations.”

Happy Locals

“Wander was exactly what we needed! My brother and I were planning a boys trip but I am a lawyer and didn’t have time to plan. I wanted to make sure we saw Machu Picchu but also heard there were other mountains to climb! Wander built a perfect plan of hiking, food, Inca history and llama visits!”

Happy Locals

“Wander’s suggestions were on point! Having an itinerary to help us navigate our honeymoon made it so much easier to just enjoy the sights. No other travel site had such detailed and personalized itineraries like Wander did.”

Jimena S
Liam and Christina
Diego C

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we pick our Locals?

We screen prospective Locals based on their awesome ideas for unique ways to explore their cities - and expertise in playing tour guide for friends and family.

How do I apply?

Email us at and tell us about 3 unique activities that you would recommend to a friend visiting you in your city. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours, and will let you know the next steps. We’re looking for strong English-language writers who are dialed in to creative ways to see the main tourist attractions, as well as tips and tricks for getting off the beaten path.

What do I need to do?

If selected as a Wander Local, you’ll be emailed a Local login that will let you start writing and uploading your itineraries to our system. There’s a guide to help you every step of the way, and of course you can always give us a ring or reach us by email if you need more support.

How do I get paid?

Once you write and upload an itinerary, it will be forwarded to our Chief Wander for review and approval. If we see any edits that need to be made, we’ll ask you to implement the changes. Once your itinerary is finalized and approved, you get paid (Locals earn $25 per itinerary.)

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