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Fab Top 5: Toyota Scion Review and 5 Tips for Capturing Summer Memories

Summer is here!

Usually, every summer, we take our big annual vacation trip somewhere that requires a plane, and long hotel stays. This year, our big trip is not until the fall. So this summer, I’ve been planning a series long weekend get aways for my little family of three. So that means a series of summer road trip for us in and around Georgia.

Enter the Toyota Scion…

Toyota scion review

When I was asked to review the Toyota Scion, my first concern was the  size of the car: would it be comfortable for us?

toyota scion review


toyota scion review

Surprisingly, the answer was yes! Despite being a two door car, on the inside, this car is roomy and comfortable. And the sunroof was endless entertainment and enjoyment for us all week as we drove the car around town with the wind in our hair.


And the hatch in the back accommodated much more than I thought it would! I made a trip to Ikea and had no worries about fitting my purchases in. So I know our bags for a weekend road trip would be perfect.

toyota scion


And it was good on gas!

It just confirmed that this would be the perfect car for our summer road trip travels. Can’t you see it? Us with the sunroof open, the wind in our hair, music blasting enjoying the summer.


Now since we are talking about summer road trips, I want to offer 5 tips for capturing your summer memories.

  1. Dont take every piece of camera equipment you own! Carrying around every lens and every camera is not only heavy, but it can make you indecisive! Pick one camera and one lens that you are comfortable with or just your iPhone or just your point and shoot.
  2. Research where you are going and think about what photos you want to take BEFORE you get there. leave room for spontaneity! That way, you know what photos you want to take and you don’t forget to get those must have shots. But be Ok with snapshots: Not every photo has to be portfolio or internet worthy! Sometimes snapshots are the best photos in your family photo album.
  3. Get the details: get in close. Show the sand in between the child’s toes, the morning light on the beach, the child’s hand holding a melting ice cream cone.
  4. Get in the photos! I can’t stress this enough. YOU went on vacation too! Hand off your camera to a stranger and get in the photo!
  5. Put your camera down. I know i know. This is a list of tips to capture your summer memories. But…you need to enjoy them too right? So know when to put your camera down and enjoy your vacation! ( note to self).


Be sure to check out the other ladies and their Top 5 summer tips and reviews!

Kita with Handling Business around town in the Lexus

Bernetta with Top 5 Features My Kids Need in a Summer Luxury Car

Mimi with Top 5 Things a Mom Needs in a Compact Car

MJ with Top 5 Tech Specs for Moms and Everyday Outings 








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    June 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Hmmm I am surprised about the back seat with the room. Nice! I love that it saves on gas too!

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    Logan Can
    June 7, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I NEED that trunk! haha This looks like a really great car!

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    Mlle Parker
    June 8, 2015 at 12:26 am

    ”Get in the photos” Love this. I always forget. I realize I am not in most of my travelling photos.Great read.

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    June 8, 2015 at 1:42 am

    I love that you can save on gas and all the tips you shared. I do wish I could take amazing images like you all!
    Also, that trunk space is a win win!

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    June 8, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    A sunroof can make all the difference for a ca to feel roomy! Great photography tips. I need to do more of the close ups and also put the camera down on occasion.

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    June 8, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I was surprised to see so much SPACE in the back! I’ll definitely consider this car as I’m going to need one literally anyday now! thanks!

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    June 8, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Such great tips! I am guilty of taking a bunch of pictures and none of them have me in it. I will try to be more mindful about it this year.

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    June 8, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Love the car, definitely love the color and the fact that it is efficient with gas. I also love your tips about how to save memories, I am the kind of person that never stops to take pictures because I’m so in the moment. I’d rather experience it then stop and take photos.

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    Nicole Brewer
    June 9, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Great advice! I know I’ve worked on getting in the pics more lol. My mom would always complain about me taking pics of nature/architecture but me never being in the pics when I travel. Nice list.

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    June 9, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Great review. I’ve been curious about the Scion for awhile. Thanks again!

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      Jay'L Harris
      June 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      I love the color of the car. Great tips on capturing memories. I have no problems with getting into the pictures.

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    June 9, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    The Scion has come a long way since its inception. I remember when they were first introduced and there was only the little hatchback and that boxy one. Evolution!

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    June 9, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I love a sunroof so I’d love to talk this out for a spin. My family may not be able to fit but I could alone :)’s perfect for just me.

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    June 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    That trunk is huge! I’ve always been curious about the Scion and how it compared to other cars in its class. Great review.

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    Valerie (@MommyRandR)
    June 9, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    That’s a sweet ride! I need a new car and I’ve seen several that I have my eye on. Its crazy this car has so much room since its a 2 door. I need to get to a dealership to check it out.

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    Julian B. Kiganda (@BoldFearless1)
    June 10, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve always loved Toyota! Definitely a loyal customer because their cars are built to last. I had never looked at the Scion as an option because I prefer SUV’s, but will keep it in mind for the future.

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    June 10, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I am officially impressed! I had no idea from looking at this car from the outside that it would have even close to that amount of trunk space. Way To Go Scion!

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