Anne V, Darcie and the crew hike to a location in China while shooting for the 2013 issue. 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:

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