There’s a lot of epic places out there, but some always seem to stand out. Call it the “X factor” but these destinations change you. I’ve felt it in South Africa, Iceland, and Jordan, but closer to home there’s Yosemite. Granite peaks, waterfalls, and the winding Merced River to tie it all together. You can’t go wrong in any season, but Autumn in the park is such a magical experience.