What this article argues is that, material possessions don’t last as longer as experiential pleasures. The hopeful anticipation of a travel not only exudes positivism before the experience but it also carries a longer aftertaste.
I can remember another article I recently read. It argued that the cost of a car, always trumps the cost of the per after it has been used. Like, all the rides – long vacations or utility rides to grocery shop – and the memories experienced and the anticipation of an upcoming travel which will be taken in the car, all come into consideration to determine an overall metric of happiness. Add the convenience a car adds in your hectic, city life plus some sort of social stature. All these factors outweigh the cost of the car in the long run.
Genau so sehe ich das auch.