Thanks for all the useful tips!
I've taken a few raws on my last trip and decided to test out the difference between editing a JPEG export and the actual RAW in Lightroom CC. Wow!
I noticed that editing a RAW versus JPEG doesn't make much difference with small adjustments. But with images that need big shifts in color and exposure, RAW wins!
Here's an original image where I needed to shift the exposure by a couple stops.