Seth Rogen says that going on the road with his “Guilt Trip” co-star, Barbra Streisand, would be super fun. (Sam Emerson, Tribune Media Services / December 18, 2012)

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, actor Seth Rogen, 30, always assumed his career would be behind the scenes. Though he started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager in Canada and had a co-starring role on the short-lived series, "Freaks and Geeks," he was comfortable working as a staff writer on such projects as Sacha Baron Cohen's "Da Ali G Show." But these days, the affable actor-screenwriter is best known for his comedic work in films such as "Knocked Up" and "Pineapple Express." In his latest movie, "The Guilt Trip," Rogen and his on-screen mom, Barbra Streisand, take a cross-country road trip. To stay in touch with Rogen, fans may follow him on Twitter (at)Sethrogen.

Q. What do you imagine an actual road trip with Barbra would be like?

A. It'd probably be pretty similar to the movie, which means that it would be fun and funny. (Laughs) She likes a lot of snacks, so I think that would be a big part of it. I'd like to try it! Whether she would or not is another story.

Q. Road trips can make or break friendships. Have you had any breakups after bad road trips?

A. No, thankfully! My friends and I are all pretty much the same. I never had a make-it-or-break-it road trip.

Q. What was your most memorable road trip?

A. When I was 16, my mom and I rented a car in Israel and drove around for a couple weeks. It was fun. I'm pretty easy maintenance, which is a good thing, since I have to travel so much for work.

Q. Where have you traveled that you never imagined you'd visit?

A. I was in Fiji recently and it was amazing. Bora Bora was wonderful, too.

Q. Do you prefer warm weather destinations?

A. Not necessarily. I'm Canadian, so I like winter sports. I've been snowboarding since I was young. I grew up going to Whistler Blackcomb (in British Columbia) a lot. My friend has a cabin there so it's always nice to go there. And I feel better in winter clothes than in summer clothes.

Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?

A. I like Big Sur (in California) a lot. It's really pretty and nice up there. I've been to Australia a couple times and really enjoyed that country. So right now, I'd say those places.

Q. Given the chance, would you opt for Big Sur or a completely new destination?

A. Someplace new. We try not to go to the same place over and over. There are a lot of places I still would like to get to.

Q. Like where?

A. India and Greece. I've always wanted to go.

Q. Are there places that everyone tells you are great, but you really don't want to visit there?

A. I don't really want to go to Hawaii. I've been there a few times and liked it a lot, but I'm sort of done. Same thing with Mexico; it's a beautiful country and I've enjoyed myself there. I just think there's a whole world out there and I've only seen a small part of it. So I'd like to try to see what else is out there.