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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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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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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Experience Iceland in 4 Days

If you only have limited time in Iceland and looking for fun, active things to do around the entire island, here is a 4 day guide that won’t disappoint! The best way to see everything is to camp. There are campsites around the entire island or you can just simply pull into a rest stop…

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How to Swim at Seljavallalaug

Southern Iceland’s Hidden Gem: Seljavallalaug Along the southern coast of Iceland, is a hidden geothermal swimming pool that I thought was only an image I would see on Pinterest, Seljavallalaug. After a long day exploring the coast, David and I decided we would hike to the pool around midnight so we wouldn’t be swarmed with…

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Hiking Glymur Waterfall

Glymur – 198m high, second highest waterfall in Iceland. Hiking to the top of Glymur is by far my favorite hike and views in all of Iceland, well, so far at least. I have already made the hike about four times and it seems to be more breathtaking each time I see it. The hike to…

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10 Places to Visit This Summer

With summer quickly approaching, now is the time to start planning those holiday getaways. Growing up in Michigan, Memorial Day Weekend was a big deal. We would pack up the car and head to our cabin Up North for a weekend full of fun activities. We loved spending our days out on the lake or sitting…

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