Sports Illustrated 2013 Swimsuit Destinations

For the swimsuit issue's 50th anniversary, Sports Illustrated combed all 7 continents for the sexiest shoot locations.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki (Aitutaki, Cook Islands)
Pacific Resort Aitutaki (Aitutaki, Cook Islands)

Pacific Resort Aitutaki (Aitutaki, Cook Islands)

Swimsuit models Kate Upton, Nina Agdal, Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge headed to Aitutaki in the Cook Islands for their exotic photo shoot in the Sports Illustrated 2014 Swimsuit Edition. Stay at the Pacific Resort Aitutaki, which has 27 bungalows, villas and suites that face the atoll’s lagoon. 960 1280

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St. Lucia

St. Lucia

One of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea, St. Lucia is home to lush rainforests and Sugar Beach that served as the backdrop for body-paint swimsuit models Emily Ratajkowski, Cris Urena, Samantha Hoopes, Hannah Ferguson and Lauren Mellor. These women stayed at The Residences at Sugar Beach, a sugar plantation that just underwent a $100 million renovation. Try one of the 6 restaurants and bars on the beach. According to Emily, you can stake out your own location with a chef who will prepare a personalized menu and a rummelier who will guide you through your options for rum. 960 1280

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G-Force One (Cape Canaveral, Florida)

G-Force One (Cape Canaveral, Florida)

Get your chance to be like buoyant, beautiful Kate Upton. Climb aboard the G-Force One in Cape Canaveral, FL, for a weightless adventure. This isn’t a trip for a budget traveler. Plan on spending at least $5,000 for this amazing, out-of-this-world experience. 960 1280

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Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

Visit Lençóis Maranhenses, a 600-square-mile national park in northeastern Brazil. Although it looks like a desert, the park is actually located in the Amazon Basin, where the region gets lots of rain that collects to form lush lagoons. Enjoy the panoramic views in a 4-wheeler and stay at the Gran Solare Lençóis Resort in the nearby city of Barreirinhas like models Valerie van der Graaf, Anne V, Emily Didonato, Natasha Barnard and Bregje Heinen did. 960 1280

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Guana Island

Guana Island

Go where gold-medal soccer player Alex Morgan, WNBA star Skylar Diggins and world-class surfer Kate Swim went. Guana Island is an 850-acre, family-run private island resort in the British Virgin Islands. Outdoor enthusiasts will fall in love with this wildlife sanctuary, home to 50 species of animals and a dozen hiking trails. The island has 19 cottages and villas and access to 7 beaches. Luxe travelers can rent the entire island for $22,000 a day. 960 1280

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Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be, Madagascar

Just off the southeastern coast of Africa, Madagascar was uncharted territory for the swimsuit crew. So they decided to use Nosy Be, the most popular tourist destination on the island country, as one of their coveted locations. Royal Beach has several outdoor activities for tourists, including snorkeling and big-game fishing. And if you’re famished after spending time on the beach, go dining on Iranja where most restaurants serve traditional, local cuisine, according to model Chanel Iman. 960 1280

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Cape May and Congress Hall, New Jersey

Cape May and Congress Hall, New Jersey

The All-American destination Jersey Shore was featured in the Sports Illustrated 2014 Swimsuit Edition to show that beauty still exists even after the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Gigi Hadid and Sara Sampai struck several sexy poses in Cape May, NJ, and stayed at Congress Hall, the oldest seaside resort in the US. 960 1280

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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof (Zermatt, Switzerland)

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof (Zermatt, Switzerland)

Ariel Meredith, Genevieve Morton and Kate Bock stayed at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, a 135-year-old resort that sits at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Be prepared for life at a slower pace; no gasoline-powered cars are allowed, so guests get around in a horse-drawn carriage. 960 1280

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Lake Geneva (Montreux-Vevey, Switzerland)

Lake Geneva (Montreux-Vevey, Switzerland)

Switzerland’s Lake Geneva was chosen as a photo shoot location because the Alpine views were a change of pace from the beach locations. Model Kate Bock climbed aboard a sailboat and drifted out onto the picturesque lake where the Sports Illustrated crew captured her beauty and the beauty of her natural surroundings. 960 1280

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Take a journey to the Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, an archipelago of 15 islands in Polynesia about 2,000 miles northeast of New Zealand. The seafood here is so fresh that Chrissy Teigen prepared fresh-caught tuna for lunch. If prepared meals are more your speed, try Island Night at the Pacific Resort Aitutaki. Dinner is accompanied by local dancers, drummers and musicians. 960 1280

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Ice Cream is an iconic American summer treat! Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a visit to one of America?s coolest ice cream shops. 960 1280

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Canada Day

Canada Day

Ottawa -- the capital of Canada -- is the place to be for the annual Canada Day celebration on July 1. Canada Day events, to commemorate the anniversary of the country?s birthday, take place at Parliament Hill and Major?s Hill Park, and include ceremonies, family-fun activities, concerts, fireworks and more. 960 1280

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A Capitol Fourth (Washington, DC)

A Capitol Fourth (Washington, DC)

Feeling patriotic? There?s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in the nation?s capital! At the beginning of the day, experience the annual National Independence Day Parade along Constitution Avenue, complete with bands, US military units and celebrities. After the parade, head to the National Mall for A Capitol Fourth concert and fireworks -- one of the best fireworks displays in the US. 960 1280

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60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Memphis, TN)

60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Memphis, TN)

On July 5, it?ll be 60 years since the King of Rock ?n? Roll recorded ?That?s All Right? at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN, bringing rock ?n? roll to life, and changing music forever. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of rock ?n? roll, Memphis and Elvis Presley?s Graceland are hosting a variety of special events, activities and exhibits, including the ?60 Years of Elvis? VIP exhibit at Graceland. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

Experience one of France?s largest annual sporting events -- the Tour de France. This prestigious competition is a multi-stage bicycle race that begins in Yorkshire, England, and cyclists will travel more than 2,200 miles through the European countryside to its final destination in Oyonnax, France. 960 1280

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San FermÍn Festival (Pamplona, Spain)

San FermÍn Festival (Pamplona, Spain)

Join thousands of locals and tourists in Pamplona, Spain, for the annual San Ferm?n Festival and Running of the Bulls. At 8am each morning, participants dressed in red and white will run for their lives as 6 wild bulls are let loose in the streets. The half-mile-long run begins at Town Hall and ends at the Plaza de Toros de Pamplona, where afternoon bullfights take place to celebrate the completion of the bull run each day. 960 1280

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Berlin Fashion Week (Berlin)

Berlin Fashion Week (Berlin)

Since July 2007, fashion icons, enthusiasts and designers have traveled to Berlin for the city?s annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. There will be a variety of exhibits, ceremonies and shows, including eco-shows that highlight ?green? fashion trends in Berlin. 960 1280

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Cool down at the Waterpark (Blizzard Beach, Orlando)

Cool down at the Waterpark (Blizzard Beach, Orlando)

Looking for a place to cool down from the summer heat? Pack your bags for a family-fun, wet and wild visit to one of the best water parks of 2014. Located in Orlando, FL, Disney?s Blizzard Beach water park has something for everyone, including a 1-acre wave pool and a 120-foot waterslide. 960 1280

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FIFA World Cup Final (Rio de Janeiro)

FIFA World Cup Final (Rio de Janeiro)

The Road to Brazil has led to Rio de Janeiro?s Est?dio do Maracan? where 2 teams will face off in the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stadium, Ipanema Beach and the Christ the Redeemer statue are among Rio?s most popular tourist attractions. 960 1280

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The Open Championship (Liverpool, UK)

The Open Championship (Liverpool, UK)

The oldest of the 4 Major Championships in professional golf, The Open Championship -- also known as ?The Open? -- will take place at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in England. Well-known players including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson will tee off for their chance to win the coveted Claret Jug, prize money and the Championship title. 960 1280

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Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day, or French Independence Day, takes place each year on July 14 to commemorate the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. Although Bastille Day is celebrated around the world, celebrations in Paris include a military parade along the Champs-?lys?es and public dances, followed by fireworks over the Place de la Bastille. 960 1280

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MLB All-Star Game (Minneapolis)

MLB All-Star Game (Minneapolis)

Stock up on Cracker Jacks, hot dogs and peanuts for when the American League and National League go head-to-head in the 85th annual MLB All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis. Weeklong events leading up to the game include the All-Star FanFest, the MLB 5k Color Run, the All-Star Legends & Celebrities Softball Game and the Home Run Derby. 960 1280

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Redentore Festival (Venice, Italy)

Redentore Festival (Venice, Italy)

Famous for its fireworks show over St. Mark?s Basin in Venice, Italy, the 2-day Redentore Festival celebrates the end of the plague that killed more than 50,000 people in 1576. 960 1280

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Nyon Paléo Festival (Switzerland)

Nyon Paléo Festival (Switzerland)

More than 230,000 people will travel to Nyon, Switzerland, this month for the annual Nyon Pal?o Festival. One of Europe?s most popular music festivals, Pal?o features more than 250 concerts featuring artists from a variety of genres, including Elton John, The Black Keys and M.I.A. 960 1280

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San Diego Comic-Con International (San Diego)

San Diego Comic-Con International (San Diego)

Superheroes, villains and aliens -- you'll see that and more at the 2014 San Diego International Comic-Con Convention -- the largest comics and pop culture convention in the US. Comic fans and A-list celebrities will descend on the San Diego Convention Center for the 4-day event which includes exhibits, vendors, celebrity meet-n-greets, a film festival and masquerade ball. 960 1280

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