First off, you need to decide on where you are wanting to go. This can help you find out how much you need to save for your next vacation. If you are having a hard time choosing from a few, choose the more expensive one. Then when it comes time to go on a vacation, you can afford to go to any of the vacation spots you have chosen. Also begin looking up reviews from other travelers to see how expensive their trip was, where they stayed, etc.
Booking your vacation online.
Many websites now offer coupon codes, or special offers, that are good only to vacation goers who are doing all of their booking online. So before you head to the nearest travel agent, try to do a little research yourself. Many large vacation destinations will offer some type of vacation package. By booking a vacation package you can save lots of money in the long run, just by paying for everything upfront. Also be sure to look for any deals that your vacation choice is offering. The price of travel can sometimes almost be as expensive as the vacation itself. So do not end up paying an outrageous amount of money for a plane ticket when it can be purchased at a much reasonable price. One way to avoid the high priced tickets is by booking in advanced. I would suggest buying your airfare at least six weeks before. If you end up not being able to go on vacation, most airline companies will let you use your airfare another time. Just make sure that your ticket can be used again and is not a non refundable flight.
Start putting a little back each week.
It can sometimes be hard to come up with a large sum of money right before a vacation. So to make your next vacation possibly, without having to take out loans or borrow, put a small portion of your check into a savings account. In the beginning it may not seem like much, but after doing it 20 or so times, you will see a large amount of growth. Some people might be able to put a large portion, while some only a small, but just remember it both adds up over time. Only you know your financial situation and what you are capable of saving. If you have a hard time with spending any extra money you have I woul suggest putting it in a bank account that you cannot get to as easily.