In life, being in the right place at the right time can come down to serendipity, but in travel, it is almost always the result of good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, ShermansTravel.com editors recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. They call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot, and make it a point to round up the best of them for their readers each season. Read on for their picks for the 40 best places to travel for fall value. Adapted from "40 Sweet Spots for Fall Value." Text and captions courtesy of ShermansTravel.com.