For years after college, one of the ways that I stayed connected to friends was through an annual baseball trip. Each year, we would rent a mini-van and travel from city to city for a long weekend of baseball, beer and all the brotherhood that came with it.
When I began to enter my fourth decade on this planet and examine my career trajectory, I made a list of all the things that I would love to do as a career. No matter how impractical the idea was I wrote it down.
More and more, I came back to those summer trips and wondered about the possibilities. Was it possible to make a career out of something so fun? Was the old saying about finding a job you love, and never working a day in your life really attainable?
I began to pursue the idea and created a website called StadiumJourney.com. I found pretty quickly that to create a comprehensive site with stadium information for travelers, I would need some help. Less than two years later, we have a team of 35-plus writers and have reviewed nearly 450 stadiums.
Here's what we've learned so far about metro areas that have the best typical sports experiences.