I've been wanting a SLR for years now, but just won a trip to Iceland (work incentive contest) so my wonderful husband informed me that I HAD to have the SLR before I go (in about 6 weeks). I know there are two general camps on this forum, Nikon and Canon. My brother has always sworn by Canon but I am open to Nikon (though Tanya's switchover made me wonder about Nikon's quality). Any suggestions on a good starter camera? Are the package deals I see at FS and BB reasonable ways to start down this path? I know that I can continue to add to the collection of lens, flashes, PWs etc over time (as I did with my old film SLR), so I am just looking for a good camera and lens combo to start with. It will be used for travel, and possibly portrait work as well in the future. I know that this is a pretty general question but I have read so many reviews online that my brain is melting! HELP!