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The Berwyn Incident

Truly*Adventurous · 40 min

They made an improbable duo of UFO hunters—a plump Miss Marple and a gun-toting gamekeeper. The true story of their long-odds mission to solve the “Roswell of Wales.”

What the ‘Golden Age’ of Flying Was Really Like

CNN

Cocktail lounges, five course meals, caviar and an endless flow of champagne: life on board airplanes was quite different during the “golden age of travel,” the period from the 1950s to the 1970s that is fondly remembered for its glamor and luxury.