One of the best thing I have for making trips more efficient is to plan ahead as much as possible. I like to create a detailed itinerary with all of the activities I want to do and the places I want to visit.
I always make sure to bring a portable charger and download maps and information ahead of time, in case of spotty Wi-Fi or a dead battery. It’s important to have backup plans in case of unexpected situations.
I always research local transportation options beforehand and try to take advantage of public transportation instead of expensive taxis or rental cars. It’s also a great way to experience the local culture.