By no means is Michael Hodson afraid to take risks.
In March 2008, the former Fayetteville attorney told friends he would shut down his law practice to travel the world.
Just a few months before the big announcement, he’d put his love for travel to the test with a month-long solo trip to Nicaragua. “I loved it,” he said. “I knew I wanted to do a lot more traveling.”
Hodson, a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class in 2005, would go on to travel the world without flying or making reservations. He successfully completed the trek in 16 months at a cost estimated around $80,000.
Before the journey, he had planned to return home and restart his practice, but he soon found that he enjoyed traveling too much to quit.
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