TCS and Starquest Expeditions

The Perfect 10: God Speed

What » A pilgrimage by private jet to explore the origins of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.   Who » TCS Expeditions specializes in themed around-the-world trips by private jet. The Seattle-based company typically charters a Boeing 757 for its approximately 24-day-long journeys, which can accommodate as many as 74 clients at a […]

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Each time the king pauses for a breath, the man next to him says “jhoom” in a voice that could make Barry White sound like a soprano. The king’s own tones are soft and thoughtful, punctuated by gestures from his hands, both of which are adorned with enormous rings depicting two crocodiles that share the […]

From Religion To Bicycle Riding

Keeping the Faith The first-draft itinerary for TCS Expe­ditions’ Great Faiths 2007 trip, which explores some of the world’s most sacred sites, spanned 40 days. While that duration was appealing because of its biblical implications, the Seattle tour company knew that it was untenable, and so it whittled down the journey. The inaugural trip, which […]

New Frontiers: Libya: Shifting Sands

Antiquities expert Yousef al-Khattali recently made an archaeological discovery at Villa Silin, about 55 miles from downtown Tripoli. The late-first-century Roman villa overlooks the Mediterranean from a sandy ridge just west of Leptis Magna, one of Libya’s five UNESCO World Heritage sites and among the best preserved cities of the ancient world.   In 1974, […]

Best of the Best 2005: Adventure Travel

Like the world that it has been traversing for the past 14 years, TCS Expeditions, the Seattle, Wash., company that specializes in private jet journeys, continually presents new experiences for travelers. TCS’s current menu includes around-the-world tours with stops in such exotic locations as Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Easter Island in the South Pacific, […]

Private Travel: Plane and Simple

This was not going to be just any vacation for this family of 10 from California. Wanting to enjoy an experience unlike any they had ever known, the group, which ranged in age from 25 to 65, decided that together they would see the world, or as much of it as possible, in a span […]

Journeys: Bones of Contention

It is just after 9 o’clock on a Sunday morning, and our group of two dozen is making its way to a room in the basement of a museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The route is short, but it’s lined with animal skulls, fossils, and other alluring exhibits, each one tempting us to stop and […]