Want to avoid the after Christmas blues? Book a family vacation! It was truly something to look forward to this January. After Christmas was over and the New Year had passed, I set my mind on our beach vacation. We booked our trip for the 7th of January to the 13th. Six whole nights and seven days in the glorious beach paradise of Samara, Costa Rica. We had been to Samara twice before, but could not wait to go back and explore all that the region had to offer. And this trip, we took full advantage of our time and did a few fun activities. It was really time and money well spent!