Hi Ya

My name is Rachel and I have been four eyed for most of my life. Contrary to what you may be thinking, I like being four eyed. I find that it helps me see a clearer picture of the world through my own eyes.  Although I am four eyed, it is not really how I describe myself to people. Rather, I prefer say that I am buckle-wearing, boot-stomping outdoor adventuress from Astoria, Oregon in the great Pacific North West.

Currently, I am attending Oregon State University where I am studying Fisheries & Wildlife and Spanish. At school, I am involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and she Fisheries and Wildlife Club. I spend most of my time outside of class in the library studying, at the gym breaking my own personal records, and planning my next adventures.

Weatherford Hall of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon

When I am not in class or trapped on campus, I love to explore the outdoors. I enjoy hunting and fishing along with mountain climbing and tide-pooling. I love living in the PNW because it is a perfect blend of all of these things- where mountain meets forest and forest meets beach, and sometimes all three convene at once.

I love horseback riding and 4-H was my sport growing up. My favorite 4-H project was raising Horned Dorset Market Lambs. When my boots are off and feet are up, I enjoy knitting and crocheting while watching NCIS, my favorite TV show of all time.

My favorite food is new food. 

Trying raw herring in Holland. One bite was enough.

I believe in trying everything at least once and that tasting traditional foods is one of the most effective ways to learn about a culture.

I caught the travel bug bad when I was a sophomore in high school. I was very blessed to be able to tag along with my best friend for three weeks while she visited her family in Holland. We also stopped by Germany for a day and Norway for a week.

Following this first trip out of America, I went on two spring break trips to Costa Rica my junior and senior years of high school. This is when I really feel in love with the Spanish language and culture. During the summer of 2016 after my first year in college, I had the incredible experience of studying abroad in Querétaro, Mexico for five weeks. I am currently on my second study abroad experience in Australia.

I have created this blog to log my travels and share with any curious soul these incredible destinations as I see them, always through my four eyes. I also plan to incorporate videos to capture the sounds and motion of what brings these places to life. And, as soon as I can figure out a way to make scratch-and-sniff screens, I will be sharing the smells, too. However, until I (or very well one of you) capitalize on that million dollar idea, I hope you find the other material shared on this blog to be honest, intriguing, eye-opening, and inspiring for you to document your own adventures to share the world as you see it with others.


P.S. Follow Foureyedtraveler on Instagram for even more photos of the world as I see it through my own eyes!