We saved up for more than a year to go on our Med cruise. For me that meant being very selective about buying new clothes and shoes. It was a little difficult at first. As the trip became more concrete, I compared cute shoes to a day in Italy and it was easy to keep my wallet closed.
This article provides solid advice on calculating travel costs and budgeting for your next trip. http://blog.readyforzero.com/how-to-afford-travel-when-you-want-to-travel-everywhere/
Do you have any tips and tricks for saving for a trip? What destination are you saving for?