If you've found a country that fits your budget and you're ready to commit, the next step is to find a plane ticket.. Google Flights is a great place to go when searching for flights on a budget, especially if your dates are flexible. I've found that booking a flight around 6-8 weeks out from the time you want to leave will usually give you the best deals.
Having the right resources available to you while travelling is very important and shouldn't be overlooked. I've put together a list of apps that I use time and time again on all my trips, you can find them on my favorite apps page. Hostelworld, Google Maps and XE currency are among my most used apps and I recommend you have at least a minimum of these three for any travels abroad.