How Do You Get Away From It All?

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Blake Mycoskie, founder of Los Angeles-based Toms Shoes, travels a lot for work, visiting children who receive free shoes as part of his company's offer to donate a pair for each that are sold to consumers. But he also makes time each year to go on a big trip that involves surfing in Costa Rica, traveling through Uruguay, or fly-fishing in Colorado. "Getting away from work helps me sustain my passion," he says. "And I do my best thinking when I'm on vacation."