Start by asking yourself why you want to travel. Has there been any city or town you always envisioned yourself visiting or something you just thought you had to see in person? Any reason is perfectly valid if it makes sense to you. This will form the foundation for all your travel planning as you will have the why in mind.
The next step would be settling on the where? In case thinking of the why earlier did not help you, start thinking about some of the underlying factors that might influence your decision. How many vacation days are you allowed according to your work? Would this be a solo trip or will you be taking other people along? What would your budget look like?
Now that you know the why and the where you must start figuring out the lodging situation. Luckily, nowadays there are a host of options to choose from. Hotels, Airbnb hostels, homestays, farm stays, couch-surfing, there is something for everyone.
Mentally picturing yourself on this dream vacation will also make it that much easier to begin setting money aside so that you can get the finance end sorted too.