The French have a rep for being rude to foreigners -- unless they're fleeing justice. The country has ignored extradition deals in the past, refusing to give up U.S.-wanted hijackers in the 1960s and '70s. If you've done something political -- or you're Roman Polanski -- you're probably safe.
Why stay: France has it all: culture, countryside and cheese.
Why leave: France also has the French.
Embargoes didn't stop Jay-Z from heading to Havana, but you probably won't have to worry about facing the other kind of rap as Cuba lacks an extradition treaty with the U.S.
Why stay: Salsa, cigars and those great old cars held together with washing machine spares.
Why go: Worrying proximity to Guantanamo.
8. North Korea
Clearly this would be madness. But at least in North Korea fugitives are almost guaranteed to be beyond the reach of international justice.
U.S. soldier Charles Jenkins demonstrated this principle between 1965 and 2004 after deserting to the north during the Korean War, and living -- albeit rather wretchedly -- to tell the tale.
Why stay: Don't stay.
Why leave: It won't be your emails that are monitored, just your every waking thought.
Snowden appears to have spent several days air-side at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, a location that Kremlin authorities insist doesn't fall within Russian borders.
Perhaps he could stay there, following the footsteps of Iranian exile Mehran Karimi Nasseri, whose eight years stranded at Charles de Gaulle Airport inspired the movie "The Terminal."
Why stay: Limitless supplies of Dan Brown books and giant Toblerones.
Why go: Audacious flight from justice could be rendered into another lame Tom Hanks comedy.
10. United States
Why not hide in plain sight? It's a big, frequently beautiful country and there are parts of the country where people don't even know who their president is, let alone who's on his most wanted list.
Why stay: Land of the free.
Why go: Pressure to have plastic surgery. Even if you're not changing your identity.