Lansing is a great place to live in, not just because it is the state's capital city, but because we are centralized in the state of Michigan.

It's something that we honestly take for granted, and maybe something we should stop taking for granted.

As a disclaimer, we all view traveling differently. An hour road trip isn't rather far for someone like myself, but it can be a heated debate, depending upon who you are, and who you have traveled along with you in your car.

It's Not As Far As You Think From Lansing To These Michigan Cities

While gathering some of these ideas, it made me realize, that we are so centralized in the state, that there is no excuse not to make a road trip on the weekends to go and try something new!

There's a lot to check out, even just in our backyard that I think we tend to forget about. Take a look at some of these Michigan cities, that may seem far from Lansing but are actually, rather close.

Quick Road Trips From Lansing That Feel Far Away

The best part about living in Lansing is that we are fairly centralized in the state to attend and do things that may not be possible for other Michigan cities. We are about an hour from Flint, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Marshall. How do you manage all of that?

Michigan Town's With Big City Names

The best part about Michigan is that we have a lot to check out. Why not check out the good old Miami Florida along the way as well?

These Tiny Michigan Places Could Be Confused With Much Bigger Cities

You don't have to book a flight to vacation in Miami Beach or Paris - They're located right here in Michigan, well within driving distance.

9 Wonderful Items to Put in a Lansing-Themed Gift Basket

As Michael Scott from The Office once said, "Gift baskets are amazing. Gift baskets are the essence of class and fanciness. They are the ultimate present that a person can receive." And I don't disagree with him. That's why I decided to put together my own gift basket, but in my case, a Lansing-themed basket. Take a look through the goodies below to see what kind of items would make for a wonderful Lansing-themed gift basket. I tried to stick true to Michael's beliefs that a "little bit of fat and salt" is what people really want.