Gaby and Bjargey

Gaby and Bjargey
Two Michigan girls, who enjoy experiencing the world. Currently based in Iceland, Toned and Traveled is the go ­to travel and lifestyle blog for women who are looking for tips and advice on traveling, health and wellness, and life.
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Why Solo Travel is Important

Traveling alone can be intimidating and a little bit frightening. There are several fears that can run through your head like: what if I get jumped in an alley, loose my luggage or get lost? These are the thoughts that run through my head, but solo travel is a great learning experience. You learn how…

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3 Days on the Isle of Skye

Over the Sea to Skye The Isle of Skye is about a 2 and a half hour drive from Inverness. The roads are tight and winding. I passed by Loch Ness, mountains and fields of green on the way north. I stopped along the road several times to take photos and relax. Check out my…

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Exploring Edinburgh Scotland One of my favorite cities in the entire world is Edinburgh, Scotland. It is beautiful, bold and historic. The buildings date back hundreds of years; there are things to climb, and art everywhere. It is so easy to get lost in time in a city that is timeless. I rented an Airbnb…

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Exploring Southern Iceland

How to Explore Southern Iceland There are several places to visit in Southern Iceland. The coast is filled with waterfalls, black beaches and other hidden gems. If you wake up early enough, you can hit almost everything in one day. Here is how we tackled the southern coast of Iceland: So let me just say…

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Ciao From Parma, Italy

Parma Italy Have you ever walked into a room and felt like a fish in a bowl? Well that is how I felt in Parma, whenever I went into the small town of Mozzano. Of course, my Italian family told EVERYONE that I was coming to visit. Whenever I greeted someone and told them I…

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Hiking Hveragerði

Hiking Hveragerði is a Must-Do in Iceland  If you are looking for a great hiking location while visiting Iceland, I highly recommend hiking Hveragerði. It is only a short drive outside of Reykjavík and a geothermal river. You won’t want to skip this destination, the picturesque mountains and crystal blue pools will leave you breathless. Our Experience Hiking Hveragerði…

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Our Trip to the Golden Circle

Exploring One of Iceland’s Most Iconic Routes: The Golden Circle If you are planning a trip to Iceland, you have to check out The Golden Circle. It is a great way to spend a day outside of Reykjavík, easy to navigate and a beautiful view of Iceland’s countryside. Check out our experience driving around the Golden…

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