Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
In Truth or Consequences, the southwestern landscape matches the drama of the town name. Named after a 1950s radio show, the city halfway between El Paso and Albuquerque attracts visitors with its unusual name and famed waters. Truth or Consequences is well known for its geothermal springs, which provide hot water to the many bathhouses in the downtown historic district. Greater Sierra County is rich in ghost towns, deserts, and mountains. Touted as "America's Most Affordable Spa Town," Truth or Consequences is easy on the wallet, too.
(Photo: Judd Bradley)