Start in a place like SE Asia where there's countless first timers just like yourself so it's super easy to meet endless people in the very same situation.
Google, "Khao San Road."
Have fun with your research.
I kinda in the same boat. I'm looking to travel mid/late 2016, I'm not too sure where to go at the moment. I've been to Germany, and I wouldn't mind d seeing other parts of Europe, Croatia, France,Spain or parts of the UK, . I wouldn't using eurorail to get away and see as much as l can. I'm open to traveling minimum one month, and two months max
I'm easy going, down to earth person.
hi its really a nice though to visit at the 2015 and the 2016 i suggest the place brazil its nice place with nice people
I am also saving for a year of travelling the world, mid/late 2016. For the moment it will be just me, but I'd love to have a travel buddy
Try Malawi,usually overlooked by most travellers but it's a pretty amazing place if you are lucky enough to pass through
I am seriously thinking of doing South East Asia (maybe even Japan, Korea, China) and Australia for a month or two starting August 2015...if any of these will be along anyone's way. So far I've done two Euro trips, bits of Africa, USA and Canada...This travel bug hit so hard ;-)
If you're going to do Asia then the north of India is cool,try Rishikesh,awesome water rafting there,the mountains are really gorgeus,you could see the himalayas mountain ranges stretching out in the distance,one word,priceless.