With summer right around the corner, we’re already grabbing our keys and getting ready to hit the road. But this year, we’re going global.
For our new June issue—out on newsstands everywhere this week—we scoured the map and selected the World’s Greatest Road Trips, covering ground and upping the mileage from a South African beach cruise to a journey across Patagonia to The Everest of Road Trips—all embracing the spirit of adventure. As Men’s Journal editor-in-chief Greg Emmanuel puts it: “Driving in the U.S. has a lot to offer, but when you go where the signs are different, the rules of the road are different, and even the snacks are different, it really ups the ante.”
But we’re not the only ones you can probably find out on the highway this season. A few days into his epic 2,800-mile trek from Austin, Texas, all the way to Malibu, we caught up with our new June cover guy, Kyle Chandler, star of the new blockbuster, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, along with Chandler’s road trip buddies: his rescue, Geronimo, and his 16-foot Airstream Sport he named Tookus.
Aside from Godzilla, Chandler also appears as Colonel Cathcart in the new Hulu series, Catch-22. “I was scared to death,” Chandler told us about taking the part. “But my career has been full of these situations where I get opportunities you can’t say no to.” Chandler acts alongside George Clooney, who also produced and directed the series.
“He’s one of my favorite actors,” Clooney told us. “He’s the only guy I know who could’ve taken Cathcart from a vindictive buffoon to, by the end, a guy you have sympathy for.”
Read the entire cover story here to find out more about Chandler’s new role, his memories traveling with Friday Night Lights’ co-star Connie Britton, and his rules of the road.
Want more? We’ve got interviews with George Clinton and Aubrey Plaza, a profile on crime-fiction provocateur James Ellroy, along with gear guides for picking the right commuter bike, campsite cooking, and the perfect gift ideas for Father’s Day.