I agree with BradS. It depends on you. Most of the answers you see here will be valid. I sold cameras retail since 1957 and have seen all the combinations there are.
I settled on an Olympus IS-3. It has a 35-180 Zoom. With a screw in adapter I can go to 28 mm or can go to 300 mm. It has built in flash and will accept a dedicated more powerful flash. With the press of a button I have a Macro lens plus it will get even closer with close up lenses.
Francis in VT