Hankering after material happiness is called Lust & such activities are sure to meet with frustration in the long run.
One can be free from all sinful reactions after reaching a place of pilgrimage, but one can have the same benefit at home or at any place simply by chanting the holy name of the Lord.
Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.15,
Lord Chaitanya inaugurated the easiest performance of yajna, namely the Sankirtana-yajna.
Bhagavad Gita 3.12,