First, set your destination.
You need a destination based on the budget, or assign a budget just for the vacation that you want. It is always good to set a goal as you will always bare in mind that you are saving for a purposes. After setting the budget and location, go to some local travel agencies to see any packages available for the destination that you choose. Go to a few agencies as this will broad up the varieties of choices. Don't forget to take along the brochure of interested places that might help you to plan the next vacation.
Passport is very needed to travel abroad, please check the date of validity as some people tend to forget the availability of the passport. This will trouble you later as some countries need the passport to be active more than 3months even your travelling period is only for 1 week. Renew your passport if it is going to invalid soon. Some countries do provide renewal online. For information, go to http://www.passport.my/. Travelling abroad also need a visa to be applied too. Some countries is very restricted about this things as they want you to apply the visa before travel or you'll stuck in the airport as you cannot enter the country. To know about this, please "google" the country that you wish to visit and look for the embassy or entering the country.
This only applies for those who wish to travel based on package or flying to the destination. Some place doesn't require the flight ticket as you can travel there by another transport or by your own transport. Please check for the transport regulations before entering the country before driving or riding there. For those who is flying to the destination, you need to buy the flight ticket or check with the agencies and the will do it for you. Take note that using the agencies services will increase the cost of the vacation. Some carrier is so cheap at some moment and sometime the price can burst up to standard carrier price. You need to check the price constantly to make sure you'll get the great deal.
Fourth, take care of your health.
Before leaving for vacation, do take care of your health and make sure you are in a great condition as some journey needs a lot of energy as you will walk or travel a lot during the vacation. You don't want your vacation to end up sleeping in the hotel room. If you wish to sleep in the vacation, I suggest you to just spend the money to buy the comfy bedroom set as you don't have to waste your money on the things that you don't need.
Fifth, do some checklist of vacation.
Before leaving on vacation, there are some checklists that you need to follow. This is to make things easier while you are on vacation. Things like things to take care of, what to bring, what to do, what to eat and what to buy… so, before leaving on vacation, do some research on the place of interest.