Wanderfly, the travel inspiration startup, redesigned its website for speed and introduced some additional social features.
The company (TLabs Showcase - Wanderfly) says its "slick web-application redesign" makes wandering around the site "five times faster."
Wanderfly also introduced Wanderlists, enabling users to search destinations and add them to their Wanderlists. You can indicate whether you've been to the destination or want to go there.
Then, with Wanderfly's Facebook Connect integration, you can view how many of your Facebook friends live near the destination, and how many Wanderfly users on Facebook have visited the destination or want to travel there.
For example, after adding Miami to your Wanderlist, you may be able to see that one friend lives nearby, 15 travelers have been there and 110 want to go.
When you click on an Advice tab in your Wanderlist, you'll then see user recommendations for Miami via the Facebook social plug-in and you can view which of your Facebook friends live nearby.
From there, you can post a comment to Facebook or invite your Facebook friends to join Wanderfly.
Wanderfly's flight search, which previously was powered by Kayak, now is performed by Orbitz. And hotel bookings take place on Hotels.com.