Now I live in South Korea, and I will be vacationing in Beijing and Bangkok come summer break in August. This is huge for me. Since being in Korea I've visited Tokyo and Seoul, but nothing other than that.
Aside of deciding on the countries and cities I wanted to vacation in, the three biggest things to plan for were flights, hotels, and what to do once I'm there. I have never been a huge travel bug. The biggest outing before coming to Korea was a flight to Florida from NYC when I was living in the Big Apple. I stayed with family, got picked up and everything was pretty much vanilla.