One thing I love about travelling is scarves.
We grew up in Singapore, and not to mention the first sight of snow, mildly cold weather would be enough to get our interest piqued.
To us, cold weather, mild or not, has to be looked forward to, prepared for, and subsequently, lovingly remembered. So, one of the things I prepare for is something nice to wrap my neck with.
Prior to my very first trip to a cold clime, I had to make do with a scarf bought in Singapore. I say “make do” because the choices are definitely more limited.
Thereafter, I kept a look out for scarves that I could buy. I certainly did not need that many scarves, but as compared to a good coat, a scarf was easier to justify as an indulgent memento. Buying a scarf for a future trip reinforces the positive feelings two ways. One, you are anticipating another trip. Two, when you do get on that trip, you will remember the trip where you bought the scarf, and hopefully relive a good memory or two.