Ben has a thesis on the role and point of travel in games, and the role and point of the encounters along the way.
Deities of the Land deal with a threat to their domain and the people living there; Possibly in between shifts at work.
Plucky youngsters save their home by enlisting the aid of the Spirit of the Town itself.
Teams of couriers venture through slightly alternate realities to keep their payload safe.
( Black Book/Classic is what Craig referred to; Many, but not all, editions/versions had the same basic idea of a jump mechanic ~ T. Jones )
Elite ( video game )
The Spiral Series, by Michael Scott Rohan
( Nighthawks is the painting by Edward Hopper. Nighthawks At The Diner is a Tom Waits album ~ T. Jones )
Shadowrun ( wikipedia link, because there’s so much of Shadowrun it’s difficult to pick something more specific to link to ~ T. Jones )
Silent Hill ( franchise )
Skyrim ( technically, ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ ~ T. Jones )
The Color Out Of Space (movie)