OUTDOORS: PITCH A TENT

Cheapskates rejoice: if you can't afford a luxury resort, check into a campground nearby and wine and dine with the money you save.

Telluride, Colo.: Just because Tom Cruise built a lavish ski chalet here doesn't mean that finding affordable digs is a mission impossible. Campsites are first come, first served. $15; visittelluride.com.

Narragansett Bay, Newport, R.I.: Why rent a mansion in this yachtsman's paradise? Set up camp at nearby Fort Getty Recreational Area, and treat yourself to a lobster dinner. $20; 401-423-7264.

Sun Valley, Idaho: In this summertime playground for the rich, mere mortals can enjoy four-star restaurants and views of the Sawtooth Mountains from Boundary Campground. $10; 208-622-5371.

Dana Point, Calif.: You could stay at the Ritz, but if you want to feel the sea spray, reserve a site at nearby Doheny State Beach. $17; 949-496-6172.