I am a 13 year old kid living in the US. I've been playing chess almost my entire life and loved every second of it. I am usually on chess.com whenever school is out (and am on nonstop during summer) The only tournaments that I can go to locally are scholastic tournaments which can become boring. and on occasion we will travel to tournaments.
also, I played IM Teddy Coleman in a simul a couple of months ago. (as seen in my profile pic) I lasted 53 moves and was the second to last person left.