Patti and Steve Merkel are the proud owners of this unique travel cafe. Patti began working in the food business for her uncle at age 15. She worked in food service for 30 years, mastering all aspects of the industry. She attended Sawyer Business School for Travel & Tourism and has worked for Liberty Travel. She later opened her own agency called Patti's Travel Planner in 2008. Now it is headquartered inside Sweet Destinations, where customers can grab a bite to eat and plan their next vacation!

     Steve, Patti's husband, owned and operated Chippery Gourmet Cookies, a business that manufactured gourmet cookie dough and other baked goods products for 21 years. Steve will be making all of the baked goods fresh daily. Needless to say, amazing fresh-baked goods will be in no short supply! 

     Inspired by their shared love for travel and food, they have created this unique travel cafe, blending extraordinary food and the allure of travel.