Eugene Buchanan is the editor-in-chief of Paddling Life magazine and was the former publisher and editor-in-chief of Paddler magazine. He is also a freelance writer for national magazines such as Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, and many others. A member of New York’s prestigious Explorers Club, he is an avid adventurer with several first descents to his credit. His passion for traveling, writing, and paddling has taken him to more than 30 countries on six continents. Buchanan lives in Steamboat, Colorado, with his wife and two daughers, a block away from the Yampa River, the last remaining free-flowing tributary of the Colorado River.