The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World

Kim Dinan (Author)


What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope?

After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away.

Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give, but that giving--of ourselves--is transformational.

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Publish Date
April 04, 2017
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Kim Dinan is an author and an adventurer. Her writing has appeared in Parks & Recreation magazine, Northwest Travel Magazine, Trailer Life Magazine, Go Explore Magazine, and OnTrak Magazine (among others). Her popular blog, So Many Places, was named one of the best outdoor blogs by USA Today and has been featured online by such sites as The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed. She lives in Ohio with her husband and daughter.


"The Yellow Envelope is an intriguing and riveting tale of Kim's travel adventures. I was especially intrigued by her process of self-discovery which is tightly woven into her experiences. She talks openly and honestly about earth-shaking moments, marital doubts, and quiet insights...often in the tone of sharing secrets with a best friend. Also, I loved the idea of the physical "yellow envelope," a gift to be given away "in ways that make you smile and make your heart sing." It's a story with passion, risk, and humor." - Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
"Many readers will enjoy the uplifting moments Dinan experiences during her quest." - Publishers Weekly
"A memorable adventure..." - Kirkus
"This is a capably narrated, decidedly introspective, soul-searching travel memoir of the Eat, Pray, Love variety and will likely draw the same audience." - Booklist
"The Yellow Envelope is an uplifting memoir of bravery and self-discovery." - BookPage
"If you're looking for a travel memoir with a unique twist, look to Kim Dinan's The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World." - Bustle