A city as diverse, historic and eye-catching as Savannah deserves a book like "100 Things to Do in Savannah Before You Die." With all of the changes to the most visited cities of the world, the Hostess City most certainly included, there is now a second edition of the book currently available to update those looking for an adventure in town.


Authors Lynn and Cele Seldon, the married couple better known as Seldon Ink and scribes of the Charleston edition as well, recently spoke with Do Savannah about what it took to freshen up an already popular title.


The Seldons did not write the first edition of the book but understands a new edition is needed as travel around the world prepares to ramp up again and restrictions on travel loosen their grip a bit.


According to VisitSavannah.com, the total number of visitors to the city in 2019 was 14.8 million (generating just over $3 billion in the process). That number will certainly be lower when the 2020 tallies come in, but a new "100 Things" book will be what tourists need when vacation plans in Savannah are back on the agenda in full force.


"It’s great, we’re finally getting to do some good events," said Lynn who admitted that the book launch was to take place in-person at E. Shaver in March before the coronavirus pandemic hit Savannah and put events like that on hold. "So we thought it was appropriate where our first event was back at E. Shaver. We’re really excited about that.


"The timing of the launch of the book was very unfortunate but we are excited about getting some events back on the calendar, pretty much starting with E. Shaver and then we have several others planned for October, November, so we are back to business," added Cele.


The second edition of the book is completely new, the Seldons wanted to write a new edition of the book – both for originality and any updates they believed were necessary. "We intentionally did not use the first edition at all when we wrote this all new second edition," said Lynn.


"We wanted to start from scratch and put our own spin on it," added Cele.


Because the second edition of "100 Things to Do in Savannah Before You Die" was published in March, many of the restaurants and attractions mentioned in the book have had their hours altered due to the pandemic. The Seldons are quite aware of this fact and feel confident that the book still holds up. "We wrote this last year and we’ve been asked this several times lately," said Lynn. "Most of the [events in the] book are available.


"There might be limited occupancy and we have to wear masks, but with the exception of two restaurants we know that have closed...for the most part all of the other businesses [mentioned in the book] are open and welcoming guests," said Cele.


Outdoor activities like visiting St. Bonaventure Cemetery, the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens or a river boat tour, are prominently mentioned in the book and are a great way to be socially-distant while enjoying what Savannah has to offer.


The first 35 entries in the book are about food and drink. "Cele and I are really into food, so you can tell where our interests are," said Lynn with a laugh. The pair mentioned The Grey and B’s Cracklin BBQ as some of their favorite places to visit when they are in town that are still fully operational.


"Even some other businesses that are food and beverage oriented like the American Prohibition Museum are terrific experiences," said Cele.


The second edition of "100 Things to do in Savannah Before You Die" (paperback, 160 pages, $16.00) is currently available wherever books are sold.