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Every day, the concept that Donald Trump could become the President of the United States in the 2016 election gets closer to becoming a reality. I don’t know about any of you, but that thought scares me more than a little. I’ve even thought about places to travel if he wins until the U.S. gets its act together again.

If you’re on the same page as me and many other Americans, here are some suggestions for places to move to if Trump ever wins:

Great Britain

winner in our eyes. More than 500,000 Brits signed a petition to bar Trump from the region. Clearly, the British know how dangerous an a “President Donald Trump” would be for the world. According to CNN, Prime Minister David Cameron said that Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslims from entering the U.S. was “divisive, stupid, and wrong.” We’re with you, David!

Besides the fact that the British are appropriately against Trump, they also offer single-payer healthcare, you might be able to see the royal family, there are pubs everywhere, and you get to live in Europe if you go!


If you would miss New England winters, plus you want an easy and accessible place to move, Canada is a great country to consider. One island in Canada is even offering refuge if Donald Trump wins. A local radio DJ, Rob Calabrese, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia started a website to advertise Cape Breton as an awesome place to live if Trump wins. “Hi Americans!” the site reads. “Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island…We need people. We need you!”

Since he posted the website, “How can I move to Canada?” searches on Google spiked 400 percent in the U.S.—especially after the Super Tuesday results. The island boasts beautiful waterfront views, access to universal healthcare, a safe environment where “Muslims can roam freely” and “nobody has a handgun,” and a relatively small and quiet population.


Let’s face it—Mexico is never going to pay for Donald’s damn wall. It just won’t happen. Even if Trump wins the election, sits in the oval office, calls all the Mexicans losers, and commands them to build a wall, it’s a huge nope for the Mexican people. That’s why, as a “middle finger” to Trump, you should consider Mexico when you finally decide to move out of the U.S.

International Living reported that around one million Americans live in Mexico right now. While many are retired on warm Mexican beaches, there are plenty of other Americans living there. “Expats” in the country think that it’s very similar to the U.S., with its expanded roads, fast communications, and pretty good healthcare. Mexico also shares the “drivability” factor with Canada—you can drive there! No astronomically high airfare prices and your family can totally come visit you. Unless a wall actually is built. In which case, my prediction was wrong, and you’ll be stuck on a beautiful sandy, Mexican beach. Either way, you can thank me later.


If Europe or North American aren’t your cup of tea, try Ecuador. Ecuador has some of the highest ratings of happiness in the world. To be a full citizen, you must vote! Since everyone is voting, hopefully there would be less of a chance that Donald Trump could run the nation.

According to CNN, Ecuador has pretty great things going for it. It has some of finest cacao beans in the world (if you’re a chocolate lover like myself). The shores of the country also have “nice” sharks. Apparently, the Galapagos keeps sharks so well-fed that shark attacks are extremely rare—you could swim with them!


If you start planning now, you could have your visa and next job abroad lined up to flee the U.S. if Trump wins in November. Remember, even if a “weirdo billionaire” doesn’t become the next President of the United States, these countries are probably still worth a visit. Happy travels!

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Bridget Higgins

U Mass Amherst

Bridget is a senior Journalism major focusing on political journalism at UMass Amherst. She interned for the HC editorial team, writes columns for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, and occasionally gets a freelance article or two on sailing published by Ocean Navigator Magazine. When she isn't greeting random puppies on the street, she loves to cook for her friends, perpetuate her coffee addiction, and spend too much time crafting Tweets. She is also an avid fan of chocolate anything and unnecessary pillows. If you want to know more about Bridget, follow her on Instagram - @bridget_higgins - or Twitter - @bridgehiggins
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