In 2007, Cincinnati native and former San Diego Union-Tribune staff writer Derrik Chinn did something not unthinkable but arguably unexpected. He moved to Tijuana. In 2009, he founded Turista Libre ("Free Tourist"), a day-trip company aimed at destigmatizing the border city, the surrounding region and beyond by ushering foreigners to an array of sights and experiences typically reserved for locals. Chinn calls Tijuana "a mecca of otherworldliness and humble innovation."
Friday, November 15
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM