Travel: A dog, a baby carriage and a five-year walk around the world on less than $25 a day

The idea to walk around the world was born about a decade ago when a 17-year-old girl died suddenly, leaving her friend, teenaged Tom Turcich, to grapple with the realities of life and death long before he could’ve possibly been expected to process such a loss.

“Her death reordered my understanding of the world,” Turcich said. “I suddenly saw life as something fragile and fleeting. I needed to make the most of the short time I had — I wanted adventure and to see the world.”

Make the most of it he certainly did — and is still doing.

But before he began his epic journey, Turcich spent the nine years following the loss of his friend crafting a plan.

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