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Travel Channel Teams With Sports Illustrated For Swimsuit Special

Travel Channel will provide an inside look at the exotic locales chosen for Sports Illustrated’s popular swimsuit issue as part of a Feb. 17 special.

The Sports Illustrated: The Making of Swimsuit ’13 – 7 Continents, 17 Wonders special will follow the SI photographers as they set up swimsuit fashion shoots across all seven continents, from the ice-covered terrain in Antarctica to the African dunes to the cliffs of Asia, network executives said.

“Hands down, this is the most fantastic armchair adventure you can take this winter," says Laureen Ong, President, Travel Channel in a statement. "We jumped at the chance to partner with Sports Illustrated, knowing our viewers will enjoy this fascinating and exciting travel show packed with extreme backdrops and locations. This is not an hour of just models posing on sandy beaches — this special takes viewers to all seven continents, spotlighting the most magnificent places in the world.”