V Magazine’s music issue not only has a candid interview with Justin Bieber and photos of Sky Ferreira as Madonna, but the mag also features a Q&A with Britney Spears about her touring life, complete with photos.

Spears is photographed with her ‘second family’ from her Femme Fatale tour, including managers Larry Rudolph and Adam Leber, business manager Lou M. Taylor, lawyer Seth Lichtenstein, trainer Derek DeGrazio and director of security Edan Yemini, among others.

“I have worked with all of them for many, many years so it was fun to see them all together again on the first day of the tour,” she tells the mag. “Everybody was catching up and telling all of their fun stories from the past, laughing and just having a great time. We were all so happy to see each other again and so excited to start working. It really made me smile.”

As for her favorite part of being on the road, Spears says she loves “meeting different kinds of fans from all over the world.” She explains, “They are so different in every country. I just did a few shows in Russia and all of the fans had big heart signs in the audience and had hearts painted on their hands. It was really cool. Also, having the people I am closest to with me all of the time and staying in the same hotels every night. We have been together for many years now so we have become one big happy family.”

Of course, things do get tough on tour. The hardest part, she says, is “the actual traveling.” Brit adds, “It’s basically planes, trains, and automobiles every single day. I always have fun when I get to a new city but getting from place to place can get old and boring. I read a lot of books.”

Read the full interview here, and pick up your own copy of V magazine’s music issue, which hits newsstands today.