Anne V, Darcie and the crew hike to a location in China while shooting for the 2013 issue.
Most people commute to work by a subway or bus or train or car. They’re in the safety and comfort of their desk chair within 45 minutes, sipping on an iced latte and checking their inbox. For us at SI Swimsuit, things are a little different. Our commute to work is unconventional (um hello, elephants??). We aren’t checking emails, we’re checking if our gear is going to fly out of the helicopter luggage pods in Whistler. Or if Anne V is still hanging onto the golf cart hood in the Seychelles. Or if Nina Agdal and Ariel Meredith are still standing on the school bus ride in the Bahamas, being careful not to smudge their body paint. Traveling to a location is always an adventure. Below is a gallery of some of the weirdest, wildest, wackiest means of swimsuit transport:
Nina Agdal and Ariel Meredith mess around on the school bus in the Bahamas, 2013 issue.
The business class pods on Emirates Airline during the trip to Seychelles for the 2012 issue.
The in-flight bar on Emirates Airline during the trip to Seychelles for the 2012 issue.
A gondola glides between peaks in Whistler, 2010 issue.
The gang takes a ride at Universal Studios while shooting Anne V for the 2006 issue.
MJ Day directs a shoot by horseback in Easter Island, 2013 issue.
The cruise ship the crew took to Antarctica, Le Boreal for the 2013 issue.
Having fun on a dune trucks in Namibia while on a shoot for the 2013 issue.
Riding quads in Easter Island while avoiding the local traffic, 2013 issue
The crew swimming and trekking over the Zambezi River to Devils Pool in Zamiba, 2012 issue.
River boat in China down the Li River, 2013 issue
River boat in Zambia with Genevieve Morton going to Victoria Falls, 2012 issue
Taking a roller coaster down a mountain in China, 2013 issue.
The safari jeeps in Namibia, 2013 issue.
MJ Day poses with a school bus and its driver while in the Bahamas, 2013 issue.
Digital tech Alex Verron jumps into Victoria Fallsâ€™ Devils Pool in Zambia, 2012 issue.
An elephant train in Zambia, 2012 issue.
Climbing Whistler Mountain with Hannah Teter, 2010 issue.
The traditional dhoni boat in Maldives, 2010 issue.
Irina Shayk is captain of the catamaran while in Maui during a shoot for the 2011 issue.
Lindsey Vonn poses against a helicopter at the top of an untouched glacier in Whistler, 2010 issue.
Alyssa Miller leads a bike riding expedition during a break in shooting for the 2012 issue.
MJ Day and I in our bunk bed room on the research vessel in Panama, 2012 issue.
On a board a 20-seat charter plane in Panama while shooting for the 2012 issue.
Brooklyn Decker and the crew take a banana boat cruise to a sand bar in the Maldives during a shoot for the 2010 issue.
Jessica Gomes getting a lift through a rice terrace in China, 2013 issue
Hiking up Dragons Backbone rice terraces in China with Anne V, 2013 issue.
Swimsuit editor MJ Day helps decorate a camel while traveling in India for the 2010 issue.
A broken down van while on location in Portugal during a 2010 shoot.
Makeup artist Tracy Murphy is carried from the seaplane during a 2010 photo shoot in Fiji.
The seaplane lands in Turtle Island, Fiji.
A new form of travel -- the beach cart -- put in use while on location in the Dominican Republic for the 2009 issue.
Anne V rides dirty on the hood of a golf cart in Seychelles for the 2012 issue.
The six-seater Cessna planes used in Namibia for the 2013 issue.
Zodiac icebreakers in Antarctica, 2013 issue.
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