I am in the throes of organising a 'surprise' trip for my wife and self to NYC for December this year. I think about a week in the Big Apple and then perhaps another week, to coincide with Christmas, in the New England Region. I have always wanted to visit Vermont but would also welcome suggestions on other areas in the region where we are most likely to see the 'white stuff' at Chtistmas. I guess we will need to hire a car to tour the area, so I would welcome suggestions on the best way to travel from NYC to New England; train, air or car? Many thanks from 'down under'.